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Applied Kinesiology at Advanced Health Center

Dr. Keeler with tool on patients armWhen you meet with Dr. Keeler, he will explain the many benefits of applied kinesiology (AK), also known as muscle response testing and biomechanics. But what exactly is this technique, and how does it enhance your chiropractic care? Kinesiology is an evidence-based science that focuses on the movement of your body, and applied kinesiology means that Dr. Keeler uses muscle tests that check the functional integrity of your muscles to uncover the root causes of your symptoms. Some of the issues that he finds while using the technique are:

  • Inflammation
  • Nutritional deficiencies and food sensitivities
  • Blocked electrical signals in the nervous system

Applied kinesiology is used in multiple fields of medicine, including orthopedics, neurology, and chiropractic care.


Applied kinesiology is based upon the understanding the direct connection between your muscles and other parts of your body. By using applied kinesiology techniques, Dr. Keeler finds problems related to:

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Internal organs
  • Blood supply

  • Headaches
  • Nerve function
  • Chemical imbalances
  • Nutritional needs and food sensitivities

Muscle response testing and AK has been used to help diagnose a range of health issues, such as:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Vertigo
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle weakness

  • Long recovery times
  • Poor coordination
  • Pain


Symptoms of these medical concerns can be linked to blocks in the flow of electrical impulses in the nerves to the muscles. Using AK requires specialized training and certification.

Applied kinesiology is used quite frequently by chiropractors, but Dr. Keeler heightens the benefits of the muscle response testing by combining therapeutic approaches. During your appointment, he evaluates your gait, range of motion, posture, and other factors. Muscle response is tested by having you hold a part of your body in a certain position while he applies a gentle force. If you are able to hold the position, the applicable muscles are considered “locked” or “strong.” When you cannot hold the position, this tells Dr. Keeler that the muscle is “unlocked” and requires attention with other therapies. The results of your AK testing may also reveal that you need some nutritional support as part of your chiropractic care.

Can Any Medical Professional Perform Applied Kinesiology?


No. AK practitioners are required to be certified in the technique in order to offer it to their patients. Dr. Keeler is certified in Applied Kinesiology.
Does Applied Kinesiology Hurt?

Applied kinesiology and muscle response testing are non-invasive techniques. Dr. Keeler is known for using AK without causing pain or discomfort.
What Types of Problems are Found with Applied Kinesiology?

Dr. Keeler uses AK to discover chemical, neurological, emotional, and structural issues in your body that contribute to your symptoms. Once he notes a problem through the technique, he integrates therapies to help your body heal naturally.
How Does Applied Kinesiology Compare to X-Rays, MRIUs, and Other Diagnostic Tools?

X-rays, MRIs, and other traditional diagnostic tools certainly have a place in medical care. These tests allow a doctor to view the structures of the body to locate inflammation, damage, and other issues that require treatment. AK is an excellent complement to these tools that gives you an even deeper understanding of your body and factors that contribute to your health, well-being, and quality of life.

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Applied kinesiology guides the personalized treatment plan that you develop with Dr. Keeler. Call us today to schedule a free personal consultation with Dr. Keeler.

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