Kinesiology – the study of movement – analyzes how and why humans move the way they do. It’s a multidisciplinary practice, incorporating the study of anatomy, biomechanics, ergonomics, and physiology, as well as social and cultural factors.
Kinesiology uses muscle testing or monitoring to assess the physical, structural, and biochemical state of the patient’s body. Imbalances or blockages in movement can be caused by a number of issues such as injury, stress (physical or emotional), nutritional deficiency, fatigue, poor posture, a sedentary lifestyle, and more.
Everyone can benefit from kinesiology, whether they’re elite athletes, those recovering from surgery, those suffering with pain, or just individuals looking to improve their daily lives. Kinesiology helps prevent injury, relieves pain or discomfort, and can even speed the recovery process.
Functional and efficient movement is essential to living a happy, healthy lifestyle. By understanding a patient’s weaknesses and limitations in motion, Dr. Phil can develop a regimen designed to optimize movement and enhance quality of life.