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Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology

What is AK?

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing combined with other standard methods of diagnosis.  Neurologic muscule testing is performed as a means of identifying imbalances in the body’s nerve/energy system, and as a means of determining the optimum correction method to restore health and balance. Applied Kinesiology helps fine-tune the body and gives us a way to optimize the body’s self-healing, self-regulating, and performance ability.  AK is a non-invasive system of evaluating body function is unique in the healing arts, and has become a dynamic movement in health care for over 49 years!

After a detailed examination utilizing Applied Kinesiology manual muscle testing, Dr. Kohler works to reduce spinal subluxations, improve neuromotor function, resolve abnormal injury/trauma patterns, and improve overall body function.  Techniques used include specific chiropractic adjustments, upper cervical atlas corrections, cranial and extremity adjustments, manual therapy, injury recall technique, whole food supplementation, dietary recommendations, breathing and visualization exercises,  relaxation postures, strength and stabilization exercises, posture education, and mindfulness.   Manual muscle testing allows Dr. Kohler to determine if the structural corrections have been effective at improving the brain-body communication.     For over 19 years, Dr. Kohler has worked diligently to improve his skill in manual muscle testing and he attends numerous workshops and conferences throughout the year.

Patient Success Stories

Kind, Caring Chiropractor

You can tell The Vital Energy Center is a special place right away. The care is excellent and Dr. Kohler is very attentive. Your initial consult is thorough, and you walk away with a very clear treatment plan.

Gentle and Effective

Dr. Kohler is what I refer to as a no-pain chiropractor. I was super hesitant to go see a chiropractor. But when my Pilates instructor suggested her chiro, I figured I should give it a go. By two days after my first adjustment, the pain had left my back.

Great local Chiropractor

We are lucky to have a gentle, caring chiropractor like Dr. Kohler’s in our neighborhood. And fortunate that we can walk there, receive top-notch chiropractic care, walk home, and relax. Join me in supporting a quality local business.