What is Kinesiology?

The Oxford English Dictionary defines Kinesiology as; the study of the mechanics of body movements.

I studied Kinesiology at Byron Kinesiology School in 2011.
Ever since I started studying people have asked me “What is Kinesiology?” And you know what, I’ve always struggled to explain it. Not because it is complicated, but because it comprises so much, it is so completely wholistic that finding a succinct way to explain it has been quite difficult for me.
But I’m going to try today…
Let me start by explaining the history of Kinesiology.
A long time ago (1964) Dr George Goodheart, an American Chiropractor, became the “God Father” of Kinesiology.
He used a method of muscle testing, developed in the 1930’s by Kendal and Kendal, to assess what he was doing chiropractically. With the help of a group of doctors he expanded the use of muscle testing to assess the lymphatic system and the subtle energy system (as is used in acupuncture), which then became known as Applied Kinseiology (AK). To begin with doctors were the only ones allowed to practice AK, however thanks to Dr John Thie (one of the original members of the research team) Kinesiology is available for lay people to learn, and is taught all over the world.

So again, what is Kinesiology?
Kinesiology uses muscle testing to assess the subtle energy of your body. The muscles are used to assess stress and imbalances of the body or mind. Muscle testing gives the Kinesiologist and the client a simple way to detect and correct blockages within the bodies energy meridians.
What makes Kinesiology so wholistic is the individual approach that is taken to each client, we are taught that not everyone is the same, is affected in the same way, has the same reactions or requires the same treatment. We take into account the whole person, their story, their emotions, their connections, what makes them feel great and what makes them feel not so great.
Through muscle testing the Kinesiologist and the client are able to navigate their way through stressors and find an individual solution or treatment that best fits the clients needs.
One of my favourite parts of Kinesiology is helping my client to identify what is holding them back from living their best life and assisting them to release the blockage, thus empowering the client and enabling them to take control of their life.
If you have been contemplating studying Kinesiology, what’s stopping you? Give it a go, it will be one of the hardest but most rewarding years of your life. For more information on courses visit Kinesiology Schools Australia.
If you have any questions or are interested in trying out Kinesiology and live on the North Coast of NSW or Southern Gold Coast, leave a comment.

Cass xo


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