Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology NYC - Dr. Louis Granirer Holistic Chiropractor

"Applied Kinesiology gives me a road map for the body. It eliminates any guessing on how to treat my patients."
-Dr. Louis Granirer
NYC Chiropractor

Leading Applied Kinesiologist in Manhattan, New York City

What is Applied Kinesiology?

Applied Kinesiology (AK), which was developed in 1964 by George Goodheart, DC, is a diagnostic tool and health care system used by medical doctors, homeopaths, naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and many other alternative-care practitioners. Other offshoots of AK include:
  •     Neuroemotional Technique (NET)
  •     Applied Psychoneurobiology (APN)
  •     Contact Reflex Analysis (CRA)
  •     Autonomic Response Testing (ART)
Applied Kinesiology is a system of analysis and treatment, which incorporates autonomic muscle response, reflexes, meridian points, trigger points, neurological reflexes, neuromuscular reflexes, neurolymphatic reflexes, cranio-sacral work, muscle and organ relationships, origin and insertion technique, and many other detailed bodily connections. The analysis can determine imbalances in the musculoskeletal system and go deeper to determine imbalances in the body.

As a chiropractor, it gives the practitioner a clear and concise way to know where and what to treat, based on muscle and reflex responses to specific tests.  This allows for a patient to get out of pain and stabilize quickly.

In a typical analysis, the meridian system (used in acupuncture) is analyzed, and certain muscles are tested to determine abnormal reflex and muscle response. When an abnormal muscle response is found, a whole system of correction is employed to strengthen and correct the findings. In regards to the patient experience these corrections may involve soft tissue work, a gentle adjustment, acupressure, point stimulation, and other specific body work technique.
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Applied Kinesiology and the Triad of Health

The "Triad of Health" includes the chemical, mental, and structural aspects of the body. If one of these aspects is off balance in the body, then other problems may arise as a result of this imbalance. Applied Kinesiology bases its treatment and understanding of health problems on this triad of health.
The chemical part of the triad can be a nutritional deficiency or toxicity, like too many heavy metals or chemicals in the body. The mental part of the triad can be an emotional stressor that is causing an imbalance in the body. The structural part of the triad may include a vertebrae that is out of alignment, putting pressure on a nerve and causing pain.

Applied Kinesiology Treatments in NYC

The practitioner who uses Applied Kinesiology has a keen understanding that there are many factors contributing to a person's overall health, and multiple factors may require addressing to bring a person into homeostasis and wellness.

Applied Kinesiology focuses on the individual and the understanding that we all have many different things going on with our bodies. One size does not fit all.  The Applied Kinesiology practitioner is a detective using their vast array of tools to determine what are the root causes of a person's health issues.

My patients have found that Applied Kinesiology practices have been very helpful in improving their health and the quality of their lives.  This holistic treatment can help individuals to set their paths straight towards a healthy life. I have found that using Applied Kinesiology has been the best course of analysis and treatment that I have come across in my many years of practice.

A Patient Case Study for Applied Kinesiology Treatment

Leading Applied Kinesiologist in Manhattan, New York City
Noah was a 20-year-old ivy league college baseball pitcher, who came into my office after his mother had taken him to see an orthopedist about his right shoulder pain. His shoulder pain was interfering with his ability to play baseball. They brought in an MRI, which revealed some bursitis, and fluid around the joint. There was also a very small partial tear in his rotator cuff. The orthopedist recommended surgery if he wasn’t getting better. I discussed the treatment with Noah and said: "Let's give it six weeks and see how his shoulder is doing at that point."
I used Applied Kinesiology to analyze his shoulder and discovered many muscles comprising his shoulder tested weak including subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, anterior deltoid, and teres minor. I did a significant amount of neurolymphatic, neurovascular, myofascial, and trigger point therapy on his shoulder.

I performed adjustments on his clavicle, bicep tendon, humerus, elbow, and wrist. Applied kinesiology allowed me to identify the imbalances in his shoulder and to correct them, which allowed his shoulder to begin the healing process. Noah was tested for food sensitivities to reduce inflammation in his body and help with the healing process. Noah tested sensitive to dairy and corn, which he cut out of his diet. I recommended that Noah take some healing supplements for the tear, which included ligaplex one, gotu kola complex, and bromelain.

Noah noticed improvement in his shoulder within the first two weeks of care. His pain levels reduced significantly, and his range of motion increased by thirty percent in those beginning weeks of care. Noah continued regular care for eight weeks at which point he indicated that his pain was gone. He felt really good about his improvement and was excited to get back to pitching.

Noah waited three months to pitch again to ensure that his shoulder was truly healed. A post MRI revealed that there was no longer inflammation of the bursa, no fluid around the joint, and best of all the small tear had healed! Six months after Noah's visit frequency had reduced. He was recruited by a minor-league team. He is now on his way to a fantastic career in baseball!
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I hope you sense my passion and sincere care for helping you achieve a higher level of wellness, and a properly balanced nutritional profile. This is why I offer a free consultation for new patients, in the hopes I can show you a personal plan of health that is easy to manage and gets you the results your body needs as quick as possible.

Contact Dr. Louis Granirer today.

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