Muscle Testing (a.k.a. Applied Kinesiology)

Muscle-Testing-Image-for-weApplied Kinesiology (AK) is used by Dr. Burrup during almost every office visit in conjunction with chiropractic, acupuncture, and other therapies.  Dr. Burrup uses AK, or muscle testing to identify the root causes of your health concerns, and it helps determine for example, where you need to be adjusted, which acupuncture meridians are out of balance, what nutrition, herbs, or homeopathic remedies will work for you and how much to take, as well as many other aspects of corrective and wellness care.

Muscle tests done in applied kinesiology evaluate how the nervous system controls muscle function. Some things that can affect muscle function include compromised nerve, blood, and lymphatic flow to the muscle, joint and bone misalignments, acupuncture meridian imbalances, and nutritional deficiencies.

Applied kinesiology should be done by a physician thoroughly knowledgeable in the healing arts to properly make a diagnosis. It should be used in conjunction with examinations, blood labs, x-rays, etc. Some who use the muscle testing procedures of applied kinesiology make an inadequate study of the subject, or they have not had the necessary anatomical, physiological, and clinical expertise necessary for the proper application of the technique. This includes both doctors and lay people.

Dr. Trent Burrup is a chiropractor and a certified Applied Kinesiologist through the International College of Applied Kinesiology.  He provides AK and muscle testing in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas including West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Draper, Taylorsville, Murray, Riverton, Herriman, Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Holiday, Millcreek, West Valley City, and South Salt Lake.  We also provide service to patients that come from the Utah County area and as far north as Logan, and even some from out of state…come experience the difference at The Institute!