Systematic kinesiology is a holistic approach that uses the body’s bio-feedback mechanism to give the practitioner information about the clients body, and help them identify areas of imbalance.

Based on applied kinesiology, which was pioneered by American chiropractor Dr George Goodheart in the 1960s, systematic kinesiology is an evolution of the technique developed by Brian Butler some 15 years later.

During the session, which begins with taking a medical and lifestyle history, the clients muscles are tested by applying light pressure and seeing how well each muscle holds up against it. This is not about measuring raw strength but about locating areas where balance needs to be restored.

Once identified, these areas can be treated with chiropractic care, relaxation techniques, changes in lifestyle and diet, nutrition supplements and so on, depending on what the practitioner deems most appropriate to the client.