Kinesiology, Applied

Publication Title: 
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America

Tai chi, qigong, and yoga represent a class of exercise that differs from the routine strengthening and stretching programs currently employed in physical medicine. These techniques incorporate a "mind-body" approach to the rehabilitation of disorders commonly seen by physical medicine and rehabilitation clinicians. Research into the efficacy of these techniques clearly is in the beginning stages. What little has been conducted thus far is promising. These methods may serve to add valuable contributions to the continuity of care of ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients.

Author(s): 
Farrell, S. J.
Ross, A. D.
Sehgal, K. V.
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice

The aim of the study was to determine the clinical and perceived effectiveness of the Sunflower therapy in the treatment of childhood dyslexia. The Sunflower therapy includes applied kinesiology, physical manipulation, massage, homeopathy, herbal remedies and neuro-linguistic programming. A multi-centred, randomised controlled trial was undertaken with 70 dyslexic children aged 6-13 years. The research study aimed to test the research hypothesis that dyslexic children 'feel better' and 'perform better' as a result of treatment by the Sunflower therapy.

Author(s): 
Bull, Leona
Publication Title: 
Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja

BACKGROUND: Neck pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal ailments. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of therapeutic massage on the range of motion in patients with neck pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved 60 patients aged 37-82 years (mean age: 62.8 ± 9.86 years) treated for neck pain at the Rehabilitation Department of Zamość University of Management and Administration.

Author(s): 
Topolska, Marta
Chrzan, Sebastian
Sapuła, Rafał
Kowerski, Mieczysław
Soboń, Marta
Marczewski, Krzysztof
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice

The aim of the study was to determine the clinical and perceived effectiveness of the Sunflower therapy in the treatment of childhood dyslexia. The Sunflower therapy includes applied kinesiology, physical manipulation, massage, homeopathy, herbal remedies and neuro-linguistic programming. A multi-centred, randomised controlled trial was undertaken with 70 dyslexic children aged 6-13 years. The research study aimed to test the research hypothesis that dyslexic children 'feel better' and 'perform better' as a result of treatment by the Sunflower therapy.

Author(s): 
Bull, Leona
Publication Title: 
Forschende Komplementärmedizin (2006)

Calls for placebo-controlled randomised trials in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) are entirely reasonable. However, they present major methodological problems, particularly when we understand so little about the underlying biological mechanisms involved for many of these therapies. Designing a placebo in CAM is frequently dependent on unsubstantiated assumptions about the specificity of a particular CAM intervention.

Author(s): 
Lewith, George
Barlow, Fiona
Eyles, Caroline
Flower, Andrew
Hall, Sue
Hopwood, Val
Walker, Jan
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To determine phobic and nonphobic subject response to a provocative threat stimulus and to determine variables that confound the response. DESIGN: Randomized blind examiner test-retest of randomized phobic and control subjects with qualitative, semistructured, informal postint-ervention interview. SETTING: Private chiropractic clinic. SUBJECTS: Thirteen phobic individuals, as determined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition-Revised (DSM-III-R), and 14 control volunteer subjects.

Author(s): 
Peterson, K. B.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

Applied Kinesiology (AK), founded by Michigan chiropractor George J. Goodheart, Jr., is a popular diagnostic and therapeutic system used by many health care practitioners. Many of the components in this method were discovered by serendipity and observation. In 1964, Goodheart claimed to have corrected a patient's chronic winged scapula by pressing on nodules found near the origin and insertion of the involved serratus anterior muscle. This finding led to the origin and insertion treatment, the first method developed in AK.

Author(s): 
Gin, R. H.
Green, B. N.
Publication Title: 
Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics

Just why a patient should trust a particular healer is a question that has not been adequately explored in the literature on healing. This ethnographic case-report examines the healing performance of a chiropractor and proposes that it contains four intrinsic claims to trustworthiness: he claims to be a qualified and sincere healer who is in possession of knowledge and techniques that derive their power from their truth content and which empower him to make beneficial changes in the patient.

Author(s): 
Bolton, J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To describe the applied kinesiologic evaluation of Chapman's neurolymphatic (NL) reflexes in the management of a person with an unusual congenital bowel abnormality and its role in the manifestation of low back pain. The theoretical foundations of these reflexes will be elaborated on and practical applications discussed. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 29-year-old man had chronic low back pain. Radiographs of the patient's lumbar spine and pelvis were normal. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated a mild protrusion of the fifth lumbar disk.

Author(s): 
Caso, Marcello L.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To present an overview of possible effects of Arnold-Chiari malformation (ACM) and to offer chiropractic approaches and theories for treatment of a patient with severe visual dysfunction complicated by ACM. CLINICAL FEATURES: A young woman had complex optic nerve neuritis exacerbated by an ACM type I of the brain. INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: Applied kinesiology chiropractic treatment was used for treatment of loss of vision and nystagmus. After treatment, the patient's ability to see, read, and perform smooth eye tracking showed improvement.

Author(s): 
Cuthbert, Scott
Blum, Charles

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