Applied Kinesiology FAQs

Kinesiology is the branch of science that studies the movement of the human body. Understanding bodily movement can help to improve human health through methods like strengthening, conditioning, sports psychology, skill acquisition, motor learning, and rehabilitation. In applied kinesiology, our chiropractor will use specialized techniques to evaluate, diagnose, and treat conditions that are affecting the patient's mobility. Interested in learning more? Here are some frequently asked questions about how our team at Webb Chiropractic Wellness Center practices applied Kinesiology in Anchorage, Alaska.


What is applied kinesiology?

This branch involves the assessment of muscle function through testing, usually examining the feedback mechanism of the body's muscular system. It also uses biomechanics, the study of structure and motion within the body's biological systems.

What is applied kinesiology used for?

This holistic form of care will usually focus on alleviating conditions that affect the muscular system. It is particularly good at treating mobility restriction, joint pain, and sports injuries. It can also address nutritional imbalances, dysfunction of the nervous system, and more. 

What causes muscle weakness, mobility restriction, and other musculoskeletal disorders that affect movement?

The most common causes of musculoskeletal problems include age-related degeneration, general wear and tear, and sports-related injuries. 

What methods are employed in applied kinesiology?

Muscle testing is one of the more common techniques in kinesiology. In manual tests, a muscle group is targeted and studied for how well it can resist pressure. Nutrient testing is another technique, employing stimulation through certain chemicals and studying the body's response to those nutritious chemicals. Therapy localization is a technique used for diagnostic purposes, applying manual muscle testing to an area suspected of needing attention.

What can a patient expect from a session involving this branch of medicine?

Typically, a session will start with an evaluation of the patient and his or her medical condition. We use applied kinesiology for various conditions based on the links throughout the musculoskeletal system. Once a diagnosis is reached, applied Kinesiology is used to treat the particular problem with non-invasive techniques.

Contact Us for Chiropractic Care in Anchorage, AK to Improve Your Movement

Webb Chiropractic Wellness Center provides professional chiropractic care for patients in and around the Anchorage area. Our chiropractic center is dedicated to providing top-notch care in areas such as applied kinesiology. If you want to schedule your first consultation or learn more about our applied Kinesiology, feel free to contact our team by calling us at 907-562-6181 today. 

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