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Research, Advancements, and Treatment Protocols

I have written 14 original papers for the International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK). These papers are based off my findings during patient assessments, as well as treatment protocols I’ve developed.

Some of the papers involve techniques that will assist the physician in diagnosing a problem or condition that he or she may not have been able to identify otherwise, as there was previously no way to “figure it out.” Other papers describe more efficient and effective ways to treat a current patient problem; and yes, some of the papers basically say that the way things were originally done, (and still are being performed by many doctors), is well, no longer the best way.

Proper muscle testing is an art – it is not for everybody even though most people think they can “pull on a muscle” and “make it go weak.” Understanding why a muscle is functioning improperly is the science.

I often say to patients that the more I learn about the constant interaction between the nervous system with our organs, hormones, musculoskeletal system, emotions, etc, the more I realize how complex it all really is and it’s the reason why applied kinesiology and manual muscle testing should be left in the hands of the skilled physician who is able to wear two hats – one of the scientist and one of the doctor.

  • EXPANDED GAIT ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION AND VALIDATION OF MINIMALIST FOOTWEAR
    (Updated January 2013) THIS PAPER REVIEWS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE GAIT TESTING USED TO EVALUATE NOT ONLY GAIT, BUT ALSO FOOTWEAR. ADDITIONALLY, I HAVE DEVELOPED TWO NEW TESTING PROCEDURES WHICH WILL FURTHER AID THE PHYSICIAN IN RESOLVING GAIT ISSUES AS WELL AS ASSESSING A PATIENT’S FOOTWEAR. THE PAPER ALSO SERVES TO EDUCATE THE PHYSICIAN ON THE MINIMALIST FOOTWEAR MOVEMENT SWEEPING ACROSS THE WORLD.
  • TIBIALIS POSTERIOR TORQUE AND STABILITY TAPING
    THE TIBIALIS POSTERIOR MUSCLE MUST BE FUNCTIONING OPTIMALLY FOR A PERSON TO STAND, WALK, RUN, JUMP, ETC. THIS PAPER DESCRIBES A NEW TEST TO STRESS THE MUSCLE IN THE OFFICE AND THEN A SIMPLE TAPING PROCEDURE IS USED TO SUPPORT ANY TIBIALIS POSTERIOR DYSFUNCTION.
  • IDENTIFYING AND TREATING THE PRIMARY PROBLEMS IN PATIENTS
    OFTEN A PHYSICIAN MAY BE TREATING COMPENSATIONS AND SYMPTOMS RATHER THAN THE TRUE PROBLEM. THIS PAPER DISCUSSES HOW TO IDENTIFY AND TREAT THE PRIMARY PROBLEMS IN PATIENTS.
  • THE TMJ AND DYSGLYCEMIA
    MY FINDINGS REGARDING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT, BLOOD SUGAR HANDLING PROBLEMS, AND TINNITUS ARE DISCUSSED HERE. THIS PAPER DISCUSSES TECHNIQUES THAT I FEEL ALL DOCTORS SHOULD KNOW AS MOST PEOPLE HAVE BLOOD SUGAR HANDLING ISSUES. I OFTEN HEAR BACK FROM DOCTORS WHO READ THIS PAPER AND VERIFY ITS ACCURACY THAT, “IT SHOWS UP ALL THE TIME”. ITS A TECHNIQUE YOU’LL USE EVERY DAY AND ONE THAT YOU’LL WONDER HOW YOU PRACTICED WITHOUT IT FOR SO LONG.
  • NOCTURNAL DYSGLYCEMIA
    MANY PEOPLE WAKE UP AT NIGHT AND OFTEN IT IS BECAUSE OF A CHANGE IN BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS. UNLESS IT’S YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER AND YOU’RE THERE TO TREAT YOUR PATIENT WHEN IT HAPPENS, IT’S HARD TO FIGURE IT OUT. THIS PAPER DISCUSSES VERY SIMPLE TECHNIQUES TO FIGURE IT OUT, AND CORRECT IT.
  • AEROBIC, ANAEROBIC, CREATINE PHOSPHATE ASSESSMENT
    THIS PAPER UPDATES THE AEROBIC AND ANAEROBIC MUSCLE TESTING CHALLENGE TECHNIQUES ORIGINALLY DESCRIBED BY DR. PHIL MAFFETONE AND ADDS IN THE CREATINE PHOSPHATE CHALLENGE FOUNDED BY MYSELF. LEARN HOW TO PERFORM EACH TEST ACCURATELY AND WHAT IT ALL MEANS FOR THE HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE OF YOUR PATIENT.
  • PREDICTING FATIGUE & MUSCLE FAILURE
    THIS IS ONE PAPER I AM MOST PROUD OF BECAUSE IT WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO ACTUALLY PREDICT IF YOUR PATIENT IS GOING TO FATIGUE DURING EXERCISE EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE NOT EXERCISING AT THE TIME THEY ARE IN YOUR OFFICE. MANY PEOPLE DEPLETE THEIR GLYCOGEN (STORED SUGAR) LEVELS AND ARE ALSO CONSTANTLY USING UP PROTEIN AS FUEL YET THEY WILL NOW PRESENT WITH THESE PROBLEMS WHEN THE DOCTOR EXAMINES THEM. THIS PAPER WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO FIGURE THAT OUT SO YOUR PATIENT NOW ONLY PERFORMS BETTER, (ATHLETE OR NON-ATHLETE), BUT ALSO SO THEY DON’T COME BACK AND SAY, “YEAH, IT’S STILL A PROBLEM.
  • HYDRATION – DEHYDRATION ASSESSMENT
    AGAIN, MANY PEOPLE ARE REALLY DEHYDRATED YET THERE IS NO PERFECT MUSCLE TEST OR OTHER ASSESSMENT AVAILABLE TO FIGURE IT OUT. THIS PAPER WILL SHOW YOU A FEW NEW WAYS TO ASSESS AND CORRECT HYDRATION PROBLEMS AND YOU’LL SEE WHY MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE DRINKING A LOT OF WATER AND MAY BE ALSO URINATING OFTEN THRU THE DAY ARE REALLY DEHYDRATED.
  • HIDDEN IRT & DIAPHRAGM
    DIAPHRAGM PROBLEMS ARE ACTUALLY VERY COMMON EITHER BECAUSE A PATIENT HAS HAD AN INJURY OR THEY JUST DON’T BREATHE CORRECTLY. THIS PAPER DESCRIBES NEW WAYS TO FIND AND CORRECT DIAPHRAGM PROBLEMS AS PREVIOUSLY THERE WAS NO TECHNIQUE SO COMPREHENSIVE. ADDITIONALLY, THE PAPER DISCUSSES NEW WAYS TO FIND HIDDEN INJURIES IN THE BODY AND CORRECT THEM VIA INJURY RECALL TECHNIQUE (IRT). AS I DISCUSS IN THE FIRST PAPER HERE (IDENTIFYING & TREATING THE PRIMARY PROBLEM), IF YOU REALIZE THAT MOST SPINAL SUBLUXATIONS AND OTHER MISALIGNMENTS ARE REALLY DUE TO MUSCLE INJURIES AS THIS PAPER DESCRIBES, YOU’LL SEE THE NEED TO ADJUST A BONE BECOME LESS AND LESS.
  • THE PAROTID – PEC MINOR RELATIONSHIP
    APPLIED KINESIOLOGY IS BASED OFF VISCEROSOMATIC RELATIONSHIPS. THAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORGANS AND MUSCLES. PRIOR TO MY FINDINGS PRESENTED HERE, THERE WAS NO MUSCLE RELATIONSHIP FOR THE PAROTID GLANDS.
  • ICV & HOUSTON VALVES
    DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS IN PATIENTS OFTEN INVOLVE THE ILEOCECAL VALVE AND HOUSTONS’ VALVES. THIS PAPER DISCUSSES A COUPLE DIFFERENT WAYS TO FIND SOME DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS THAT YOU MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FIND USING TRADITIONAL APPLIED KINESIOLOGY METHODS.
  • THE 51%ER
    A 51%ER IN APPLIED KINESIOLOGY WAS ORIGINALLY TAUGHT TO BE TREATED A CERTAIN WAY. THIS PAPER DISCUSSES WHY THAT WAY SHOULD BE AVOIDED AS A 51%ER REALLY MEANS THAT THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE GOING ON IN THE BODY. ESSENTIALLY, 51%ERS ARE COMPENSATIONS – NEVER THE PRIMARY PROBLEM.
  • THE THYMUS VRP
    VISCERAL REFERRED PAIN (VRP) AREAS ARE VERY USEFUL IN HELPING THE PHYSICIAN DIAGNOSE WHERE A PROBLEM MAY BE STEMMING FROM. AS ONE WITH A HEART CONDITION MAY FEEL PAIN DOWN THEIR LEFT ARM, ALL ORGANS EXHIBIT A REFERRED PAIN AREA. MY ORIGINAL FINDINGS FOR THE THYMUS GLAND ARE DESCRIBED HERE AS PREVIOUSLY THERE WAS NO KNOWN VRP.
  • THE BRAIN VRP
    VISCERAL REFERRED PAIN (VRP) AREAS ARE VERY USEFUL IN HELPING THE PHYSICIAN DIAGNOSE WHERE A PROBLEM MAY BE STEMMING FROM. AS ONE WITH A HEART CONDITION MAY FEEL PAIN DOWN THEIR LEFT ARM, ALL ORGANS EXHIBIT A REFERRED PAIN AREA. MY ORIGINAL FINDINGS FOR THE BRAIN (GENERAL) ARE DESCRIBED HERE AS PREVIOUSLY THERE WAS NO KNOWN VRP. KNOWING THE BRAIN VRP WILL HELP THE PHYSICIAN DETERMINE WHETHER A CERTAIN SUBSTANCE, SUCH AS AN EXCITOTOXIN (MSG OR ASPARTAME), IS AFFECTING THE BRAIN. YOU CAN ALSO READ MORE ABOUT EXCITOTOXINS UNDER THE HEALTH TOPICS SECTION.

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  1. Jacob Kidwell permalink

    I am a senior in high school doing a research project over muscle fatigue and failure, where can I find the oral nutrient test you described?

    • Look under the most recent power point presentation I have here under “Research”. There is a slide in there with two good studies. Let me know if you can’t find it.

  2. JKidwell22 permalink

    I’m wanting to know how to get an oral nutrient test to use for my research project. I did look through that powerpoint and found a lot of information that was very helpful for my project and my life as an athlete as well.

  3. JKidwell22 permalink

    I believe we have an EMG in the class, if not we can get one. Also, for this project we are supposed to have at least one “mentor” who is a professional in whatever the topic is. Would you mind me using you for any questions I have throughout the research? Nearly all of the information I need is on your website anyway so I wouldn’t have to bother you much

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