Research Papers on AK

An international selection of the leading published research papers on applied kinesiology, including educational texts, studies and case reports.

Introduction to AK

Gin RH, Green BN. George Goodheart, Jr., D.C., and a history of applied kinesiology. Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics. 1997;20(5):331-7.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9200049

Rosner AL, Cuthbert SC. Applied kinesiology: Distinctions in its definition and interpretation. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. 2012;16(4).
https://www.bodyworkmovementtherapies.com/article/S1360-8592(12)00122-2/abstract

Motyka TM, Yanuck SF. Expanding the neurological examination using functional neurologic assessment part I: methodological considerations. The International journal of neuroscience. 1999;97(1-2):61-76.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10681118

Schmitt WH, Yanuck SF. Expanding the neurological examination using function neurological assessment Part II: Neurologic basis of applied kinesiology. Intern J Neurosci 1999; 97: 77-108.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10681119

Studies on manual muscle testing used in AK

Conable KM, Rosner AL. A narrative review of manual muscle testing and implications for muscle testing research. J Chiropr Med. 2011;10(3):157-65. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3259988/

Schmitt WH, Cuthbert SC. Common errors and clinical guidelines for manual testing: The “arm test” and other inaccurate procedures. Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2008;16:16. 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2628341/

Pollard H, Lakay B, Tucker F, Watson B, Bablis P. Interexaminer reliability of the deltoid and psoas muscle test. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2005;28(1):52-6. https://www.jmptonline.org/article/S0161-4754(04)00262-3/fulltext

Caruso W, Leisman G. A Force/Displacement Analysis of Muscle Testing. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 2000;91(2):683-92. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11065332 

Moncayo R, Moncayo H. Evaluation of Applied Kinesiology meridian techniques by means of surface electromyography (sEMG): demonstration of the regulatory influence of antique acupuncture points. Chinese medicine. 2009;4:9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2697157/#B8

Studies on therapy localization

Rosner AL, Leisman G, Gilchriest J, Charles E, Keschner MG, Minond M. Reliability and validity of therapy localization as determined from multiple examiners and instrumentation. Funct Neurol Rehabil Ergon 2015; 5(3): 365-386. https://search.proquest.com/openview/87dbebfada219aa28c073307de5a3a55/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=2034878

Rosner AL, Charles E. Therapy localization in applied kinesiology: Validation by means of blinding in a cohort study. Funct Neurol Rehabil Ergon 2016; 6(2): 85-96. 
https://search.proquest.com/openview/a9f130f9dd3672999cab34c3f652b970/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=2034878

Case series

Cuthbert SC. Proposed mechanisms and treatment strategies for motion sickness disorder: a case series. J Chiropr Med. 2006;5(1):22–31. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2647056/

Cuthbert SC, Barras M. Developmental Delay Syndromes: Psychometric Testing Before and After Chiropractic Treatment of 157 Children. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 Oct;32(8):660– 9. 
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0161475409001985

Gregory WM, Mills SP, Hamed HH, Fentiman IS. Applied kinesiology for treatment of women with mastalgia. The Breast. 2001 février;10(1):15–9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14965552

Cuthbert SC, Rosner AL. Conservative chiropractic management of urinary incontinence using applied kinesiology: a retrospective case-series report. J Chiropr Med. 2012 Mar;11(1):49-57. 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3315873/

Case reports

Caso M. Evaluation of chapman’s neurolymphatic reflexes via applied kinesiology: a case report of low back pain and congenital intestinal abnormality. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2004 Jan;27(1):66–72. https://www.jmptonline.org/article/S0161-4754(03)00188-X/fulltext

Houle S. Chiropractic management of chronic idiopathic meralgia paresthetica: a case study. J Chiropr Med. 2012 Mar;11(1):36–41. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3315861/

Cuthbert S, Rosner A. Applied kinesiology methods for a 10-year-old child with headaches, neck pain, asthma, and reading disabilities. J Chiropr Med. 2010 Sep;9(3):138-45.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3188367/

Charles E. Chiropractic management of a 30-year-old patient with Parsonage-Turner syndrome. J Chiropr Med. 2011 Dec;10(4):301-5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3315857/

Cuthbert S, Blum C. Symptomatic Arnold-Chiari Malformation and Cranial Nerve Dysfunction: a Case Study of Applied Kinesiology Cranial Evaluation and Treatment. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2005 mai;28(4):289.e1-289.e6. https://www.jmptonline.org/article/S0161-4754(05)00078-3/fulltext

Cuthbert SC, Rosner AL. Conservative management of post-surgical urinary incontinence in an adolescent using applied kinesiology: a case report. Altern Med Rev J Clin Ther. 2011 Jun;16(2):164–71. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21649458