AK Course Topics by Class

The 100 hour AK course is a mixture of class and workshops in every session.  The best way to learn AK is by doing AK.  The classroom and lecture is used to help you understand the why, when, how and what.  I am  practicing physician and have a more practical approach to teaching as well as the ability to inspire you to do the best you can.

“why worry your mind when you give it your best”.  Beastie Boys

 Learning and applying AK in your practice can do many things other than improve patient outcome.  Side effects can be mental, emotional and spiritual stress which is a natural and essential phenomenon when you learn new things.  You will be able to use the AK you learn to implement on Monday and still be able to utilize what you think is best for your patients.  Why change what works, however, there is always ways to learn and deepen understanding of what you feel matters to the care of your patients.

You are warned that each session has intense and copious amounts of information that you must learn to master AK.  However if you want to learn new things there is plenty to find in each session.  You will more than likely enjoy the classes and have moments of being overwhelmed.  No Big Deal!  You are probably not a stranger to this.


Class 1

You can use this class to either implement nutrition to your practices or enhance the nutritional practice that you have.

We will cover the introduction to Applied Kinesiology– from it’s discover to it’s development. How AK can be a great tool to utilize in your practice. How AK helps the physician work within a holistic model and provide more dimensions to consider in your practice. You will learn to muscle test correctly and to quickly use the findings for clinical applications. You’ll have hands on workshops throughout the course. You won’t leave the session without knowing the basic feel of the muscle test.

You’ll learn how to use basic AK muscle testing to fix or provide greater function and pain reduction to any acute, chronic or past sprain/strain. You will learn the tools to evaluate and provide the best fix to the altered muscle function that was the body’s compensation to the physical trauma of the sprain/strain.

You’ll learn how to use AK protocols and muscle testing to enhance your existing diagnostics of spinal faults and enhance palpation findings with best vector of correction. These AK procedures can add further confirmation to your palpatory and motion palpation findings in real time and real fast.

Applied Kinesiology is a system of using muscle testing as an adjunct clinical diagnostic and is not a stand alone form of diagnosis. Applied kinesiology is not a form of treatment but a diagnostic tool to find what your patient needs at that time when they are being cared for by you. It has taken treatments from many fields of study to see what applies best to your patient in front of you. Nutrition is a significant form of treatment that will be taught throughout the course. Dietary recommendations and supplemental protocols will be taught throughout. You will dig it!

In a nutshell this first class will go over the history and foundation of AK. Specific muscle testing of the SCM, Upper Trapezius, Deltoid, Pectoralis Major Clavicular, Pectoralis Major Sternal, Latissimus Dorsi, Psoas, Iliacus, Hamstrings, Quadriceps, Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Medius, and Piriformis. Diagnostics to subluxations and their vectors of correction. Finding and correcting past injuries such as sports injuries and chronic injuries. How to use muscle testing to enhance a functional approach to care.  Whole food nutrition approach to healthcare, physical traumas and functional medicine applications.


Class 2

You will learn how to use muscle testing to crack you’re tough cases. You’ll learn to use AK to find subtle stresses in the body that make it difficult for the body to respond to your care and how to find and treat subtle neurological mis-integration.

You will learn how to see if emotions are affecting you’re patient complaints or outcomes and learn how emotions can create musculoskeletal and biochemical symptoms.

You’ll learn how the restrictions in the dura can cause recurrent symptoms and affect the physiology of your patients. The dura is between the central nervous system and spine.

You’ll learn how to test the patient’s gait mechanism and its importance to clinical outcomes.

You’ll learn to apply functional gastroenterology in a chiropractic practice and how it can contribute to arthritis, PMS, chronic sciatica, and immune issues.

You’ll get an introduction to SOT; with cranial manipulation and pelvic blocking. You’ll see if cranial and pelvic distortions are affecting your patients. *This will be taught in each session throughout the course.

You’ll learn how functional applications to adrenal physiology may be the hurdle to some of your patient’s care, how to use diet and supplementation to get your patients better, and lab testing options and how they will be discussed. This is important to know for any chiropractor as these patients will not hold their adjustments well and/or find adjusting painful. You can be the one to break the case!

You’ll also learn the importance of functional blood sugar regulation, and learn how diet and supplementation is necessary.


Class 3

You will be delving deeper into Neurological Disorganization: Cross Crawl, cerebral hemispheres. You’ll also delve deeper into muscle affrentation: reaction muscles.

You’ll learn about Cloacal synchronization, Lumbar disc protocols: Pathology, manual manipulation, biochemical factors, Illeocecal valve and nutrition.

You’ll learn about Spinal manipulation of fixations and imbrication, SOT Pelvic category III, Anterior cervical subluxations and their etiology, how to diagnose, find and fix.

You’ll learn about Extremity manipulation: how to use muscle testing to find and hone the vectors. Chinese meridian therapy- How to utilize meridian therapy in musculoskeletal dysfunction and learn the diagnostic gems of this system.

You’ll also learn the AK muscle testing of the lower extremity muscles and core muscles of the spine.


Class 4

You’ll learn about pain management with auriculotherapy, Rocker Motion/ PRYT- modulated postural faults your patients might have, Thyroid function- An AK adjunct diagnostics with functional medicine applications, and Rotator cuff and upper arm muscle testing with clinical implications.

You’ll learn the Continuation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Applied Kinesiological evaluation and protocols.

You’ll also learn about the Applied Kinesiology protocols for: thoracic outlet, bursitis, and shoulder evaluations and MVA (motor vehicle accident) protocols.


Class 5

You’ll learn about the Continuation of cranials: sutural, frontal, and universal, AK Diaphragm and Hiatal Hernia, Muscles of the shoulder, arm and wrist.

You’ll learn about Carpel Tunnel Protocols, Athletic Dysfunction, Essential Fatty Acids, Scoliosis treatment, Pineal Gland Function and Treatment. You’ll also learn about Blood Pressure eval and treatment.


*Class 6-7 have not been updated on their topics

Class 6

AK spondylogenic reflex technique for spinal dysfunction.  Advanced athletic training protocols. Essential Fatty Acid metabolism.  AK treatment protocols for scoliosis. Pineal and HPA axis functional disorders.  Blood pressure treatment protocols.

Class 7

Blood pressure treatment protocols.  Allergy treatments. Mind body medicine.  Biochemistry of the B vitamin complex. AK muscle testing of the forearm, wrist and hand muscles. Carpal tunnel syndrome.

Portland 2019/2020 Class Schedule

Class 1: Oct 26-27, 2019

Class 2: Nov 9-10, 2019

Class 3: Dec 14-15, 2019

Class 4: Jan 11-12, 2020

Class 5: Feb 8-9, 2020

Class 6: Mar 7-8, 2020

Class 7: Apr 11-12, 2020


San Diego 2019/2020 Class Schedule

Class 1: Oct 19-20, 2019

Class 2: Nov 16-17, 2019

Class 3: Dec 7-8, 2019

Class 4: Jan 18-19, 2020

Class 5: Feb 15-16, 2020

Class 6: Apr 4-5, 2020

Class 7: May 2-3, 2020