Kinesiology Versus Applied Kinesiology — How Are They Different?

Chiropractic professional Dr. Timothy Francis is an instructor at the International College of Applied Kinesiology and the owner of Chiropractic Kinesiology in Las Vegas. Dr. Timothy Francis practices applied kinesiology, a discipline distinct from traditional kinesiology.

Both kinesiology and applied kinesiology involve muscles and body movement, but they are distinctly different fields. Kinesiology is the science of the way the human body moves. Kinesiology deals with bones, joints, and all the integrated systems that contribute to human movement, with a focus on physical activity and exercise. In practice, kinesiology can help people recover from injuries, manage chronic conditions, and improve health and mobility.

Applied kinesiology, a specialty within the field of integrative medicine, centers on the idea that certain muscles are connected to particular organs and glands. When these muscles are weak, the corresponding body systems suffer. Applied kinesiologists conduct muscle tests and correct muscle weaknesses to help the body heal.

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