International Journal of Functional Manual Muscle Testing
ICAK has published the first edition of the International Journal of Functional Manual Muscle Testing, available only to ICAK members. As a member, you have access to the first e-journal to be distributed in the membership of ICAK, with access to articles from Germany, Korea, USA, Canada and Australia – and the worldwide AK community. Thanks and gratitude to Dr. David Leaf, Dr. Alan Jenks and Dr. Trevor Chetcuti, who have edited this journal. All ICAK-Canada members are welcome to contribution to future editions. Please contact David Leaf or Alan Jenks.
Applied Kinesiology isn’t a standalone healthcare specialty. Healthcare professionals who have completed the required 100-hour Basic Certification course and passed the exam can integrate Applied Kinesiology techniques into their core practices, such as chiropractic or naturopathic medicine. They are eligible to enroll in training for advanced techniques that build on it.
Only DIBAK diplomates, those with Advanced certification, can teach Applied Kinesiology, following the course set by the International College of Applied Kinesiology. Training is the same world-wide, making Applied Kinesiology truly global, easily moving from one country to another. Those who want to teach must take the Advanced Applied Kinesiology training, a demanding course offered by ICAK. The exams happen once a year and are challenging, even for those with years of experience. Those who pass attain their diplomate with the title, DIBAK, the highest level that Applied Kinesiology practitioners can attain.
The 100-hour Basic course is set by the International College of Applied Kinesiology, and includes a mix of seminar, practical hands-on workshop and book study with the in-class instruction usually offered over a series of four or five two-day sessions. Healthcare professionals can integrate Applied Kinesiology into their patient care only on successful completion of the exam. Applied Kinesiology can only be taught by those who have achieved the most advanced level of certification (DIBAK). The Basic Applied Kinesiology course is the same worldwide, set by the educational board of International College of Applied Kinesiology. On passing the Basic Applied Kinesiology exam, professionals are free to practice internationally without having to re-certify in different countries.
ICAK-Canada welcomes members who have passed their Basic Applied Kinesiology certification and working in Canada. Your clinic or practice will be listed in the directory and you will be first to be notified of news and updates. Your membership dues support the International College of Applied Kinesiology and its commitment to research and standards. We welcome students in licensed healthcare programs who are also enrolled in a 100-hour Basic Certification course. Benefits of membership
Develop lasting relationships: Canada’s Applied Kinesiology community spans from Québec to British Columbia. Many Canadian AK professionals are engaged internationally so networking extends beyond our borders to the global community.
Develop your practice: Be listed in the national directory so that patients and referring doctors can find your practice.
Attend and vote in our Annual General Meeting.
Advance notification of Applied Kinesiology news, events and courses.
The courses offered are for health professionals who are licensed for patient diagnosis, most commonly chiropractors, osteopaths and naturopathic doctors, as well as students in these disciplines (though in Québec, naturopathic doctors are not licensed). Applied Kinesiology courses are taught by ICAK members who have attained the highest level of certification, DIBAK diplomate. Some of the seminars offered here are for complementary techniques which fall outside the scope of ICAK but complement Applied Kinesiology methods. NOTE: Courses are shown in the language in which they are taught.
Use our directory to find certified Applied Kinesiology professionals in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. This listing includes members in good standing who have trained and passed the certification requirements to practice Applied Kinesiology (AK) in Canada. ICAK Diplomate (DIBAK) is the advanced level of certification; only practitioners at this level are allowed to teach AK. Practitioners listed are current members of ICAK Canada.