Applied Kinesiology Tape

Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a safe and non-invasive diagnostic system using muscle testing as a tool for evaluating neurological function. The methodology focuses primarily on neuromuscular function as it relates to the structural, chemical and neurological regulatory systems in the body. Muscle testing assesses the impact of the nervous system on patient health, helping AK practitioners look for the source of disease in the balance of the sensory system with the motor system.

Only healthcare practitioners who are regulated by licensing bodies can be certified to include Applied Kinesiology in their patient care. In Canada, most Applied Kinesiology practitioners are chiropractors and naturopathic doctors, depending on which province the practitioner is in – for Ontario, only medical doctors, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors and dentists are licensed to diagnose patients.

Dr. Jay Grossman is a member of the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) and the past Chairman of ICAK-Canada. He has received a Diplomate (DIBAK), the most advanced level of certification. Only DIBAK-certified practitioners can teach applied kinesiology; Jay’s 100-hour Basic Applied Kinesiology Certification Courses are in their seventh year in Toronto and Vancouver.

Jay was one of the first to bring applied kinesiology to the Toronto area. Applied kinesiology is a powerful tool when practiced by healthcare practitioners with the required education to use the techniques that are standardized by the International College of Applied Kinesiology. Regulated healthcare professionals are specifically trained to properly diagnose a variety of conditions including potentially significant or life-threatening diseases. Patients looking for an Applied Kinesiology approach should seek out a registered healthcare professionals who is certified by ICAK.