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Dr. Alissa B. Harris, Chiropractic Physician specializing in:
Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing with other standard methods of diagnosis.
The doctor using AK finds a muscle that is unbalanced and then attempts to determine why that muscle is not functioning properly. The doctor works out the treatment that will best balance the patient's muscles.
Treatments may involve specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupressure skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counselling skills, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.
AK uses the Triad of Health. That is Chemical, Mental and Structural factors that balance the major health categories.
The Triad of Health is interactive and all sides must be evaluated for the underlying cause of a problem. A health problem on one side of the triad can affect the other sides. For example, a chemical imbalance can cause mental symptoms. AK enables the doctor to evaluate the triad's balance and direct therapy toward the imbalanced side or sides.
(Definition from http://www.icak.com)
Diversified Chiropractic adjustments are the classic chiropractic technique used to restore normal physiological motions to joints of the spine and extremities. These adjustment are done by hand in order to deliver a specific manual thrusts focused on restoring normal biomechanical function. Diversified adjustments have also been developed to adjust extremity joints as well.
Chiropractic adjustments can gently restore motion and decrease pain in the following areas:
Neck-in cases of whiplash, stiff necks, motor vehicle accidents
Low Back-with lifting and/or twisting injuries, disk injuries, degenerative arthritis
Shoulders-rotor cuff injuries, loss of normal range of motion due to injury
Elbows and Wrists-carpel tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, tennis elbow, numbness of hands
Knees and Ankles-ankle sprains, knee sprains, knee or foot pain
Hips and Pelvic Joints-pain and loss of motion in the hip joints, trouble sitting or standing