Origins of Kinesiology


The origins of Kinesiology can be dated back to the 1930’s in the US with studies in human movement leading to the application of chiropractic muscle monitoring techniques. Some 30 years later, Chiropractor Dr George Goodheart found that muscle monitoring could also be used to assess other physiological systems in the body, not just the musculoskeletal.

Goodheart and others began to assimilate the research of Chinese Medical literature and other Eastern wisdoms and found the correlation between exploring the body’s energy pathways and pressure points with muscle monitoring to gain a better insight into a person’s physical and emotional health.

Over the years various Applied Kinesiology Chiropractors and Osteopaths expounded and broadened the research, culminating in the Energetic Kinesiology techniques practised today.