Muscle testing is used by a wide variety of practitioners, including those in medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic and physical therapy. For example, neurologists may perform it to help rule out serious conditions; physical therapists to rate a patient’s level of disability; athletic trainers to assess a particular injury; and chiropractors to help determine areas of treatment. Overall, practitioners who employ biofeedback, manipulation, diet and nutrition, exercise, sports, coaching, and other approaches, often utilize muscle testing.
Dr. Dan Walker has used Muscle testing for almost 20 years. He has helped countless amounts of people with problems from Professional Athletes, Musicians, Blue and White collar workers, weekend warriors and children.
|Muscle testing is used by Doctors as part of a physical exam. It helps show the body’s muscles and their connections to the brain through the nervous system. Testing is performed by applying moderate and precise force against an arm, leg or other body area of a patient who is simultaneously resisting in the opposite direction. This testing is particularly important because those with back, knee, hip pain, spinal problems, wrist and elbow dysfunction, headaches, and many other disorders need answers.
Testing muscles is a primary and practical way to determine a condition called muscle imbalance, where two or more muscles are not properly working together. It is like when your favorite team goes out to play but some of the players are sick and just not playing well – the whole team suffers. Muscle imbalance is a common cause of injury, pain, and disability, the use of muscle testing can be as important as blood, urine, X-rays, and physical examinations. But much quicker!
While associated with joint, ligament, tendon, and bone problems, muscle imbalance can significantly impair physical movement, such as walking, reduce sports performance, and even lower the overall quality of life.
A term commonly associated with muscle testing is kinesiology, referring to the study of human movement. It is a topic taught in the coursework of many colleges, universities, and postdoctoral programs. Through an understanding of kinesiology, practitioners can better use muscle testing to evaluate posture, gait, and all other movements.
Tens of thousands of health practitioners around the world, in hospitals, clinics, private practice, on sports teams, and elsewhere, employ some form of muscle testing in their work. In addition, hundreds of studies have been published in scientific journals on this topic.
As an important part of a comprehensive physical evaluation, muscle testing can help discover the cause of a particular injury or disability. It can also quickly assist in measuring the effectiveness of specific treatments.
So if you know you are not performing the way you should, you know something isn’t right and you are ready for a change from Drugs and Surgery come get a muscle check!