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Applied Kinesiology chiropractic

Scott C Cuthbert, Anthony L Rosner
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this case series is to describe the chiropractic management of 21 patients with daily stress and occasional total urinary incontinence (UI). CLINICAL FEATURES: Twenty-one case files of patients 13 to 90 years of age with UI from a chiropractic clinic were reviewed. The patients had a 4-month to 49-year history of UI and associated muscle dysfunction and low back and/or pelvic pain. Eighteen wore an incontinence pad throughout the day and night at the time of their appointments because of unpredictable UI...
March 2012: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
S├ębastien Houle
OBJECTIVES: This report describes the case of a patient with chronic idiopathic meralgia paresthetica associated with bilateral sacroiliac joint dysfunction who was managed with chiropractic care. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 35-year-old white woman presented to a private chiropractic clinic with a complaint of numbness in the right anterolateral thigh region. Neurological assessment revealed a diminution of sensibility and discrimination on the right lateral femoral cutaneous nerve territory...
March 2012: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Eugene Charles
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this case report is to describe the chiropractic management of a patient presenting with right arm paralysis and a diagnosis of Parsonage-Turner syndrome. CLINICAL FEATURES: After receiving nerve entrapment release surgery, a 30-year-old man presented with a right arm contracture, atrophy, and weakness with general paralysis of the forearm and index finger of 6 weeks' duration. INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: The patient was provided chiropractic care that included high-velocity/low-amplitude spinal manipulation based upon applied kinesiology manual muscle testing, soft tissue trigger point therapy, exercises, and stretches...
December 2011: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Scott Cuthbert, Anthony Rosner
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this case report is to describe the chiropractic care of a 10-year-old boy who presented with developmental delay syndromes, asthma, and chronic neck and head pain and to present an overview of his muscular imbalances during manual muscle testing evaluation that guided the interventions offered to this child. CLINICAL FEATURES: The child was a poor reader, suffered eye strain while reading, had poor memory for classroom material, and was unable to move easily from one line of text to another during reading...
September 2010: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Katharine M Conable, Anthony L Rosner
OBJECTIVE: Manual muscle testing (MMT) is used for a variety of purposes in health care by medical, osteopathic, chiropractic, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and athletic training professionals. The purpose of this study is to provide a narrative review of variations in techniques, durations, and forces used in MMT putting applied kinesiology (AK) muscle testing in context and highlighting aspects of muscle testing important to report in MMT research. METHOD: PubMed, the Collected Papers of the International College of Applied Kinesiology-USA, and related texts were searched on the subjects of MMT, maximum voluntary isometric contraction testing, and make/break testing...
September 2011: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Scott C Cuthbert, Anthony L Rosner
INTRODUCTION: This case report describes the successful treatment of an adolescent female suffering daily stress and occasional total urinary incontinence with applied kinesiology methods and chiropractic manipulative therapy. PATIENT PRESENTATION: A 13-year-old female developed unpredictable urinary incontinence and right hip pain immediately following emergency open appendectomy surgery. The patient was forced to wear an incontinence pad throughout the day and night for 10 months because of unpredictable urinary incontinence...
June 2011: Alternative Medicine Review: a Journal of Clinical Therapeutic
Katharine M Conable
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the difference in results (strong/facilitated vs weak/functionally inhibited) between short (1 second) and long (3 seconds) manual muscle tests (MMTs) on the same subject and to pilot the use of thin-film force transducers for characterizing the parameters of MMT and for measuring maximum voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC). METHOD: Forty-four healthy chiropractic students were tested. A thin-film force transducer recorded force over time during MVIC of the middle deltoid and 1- and 3-second MMTs of the same subjects...
March 2010: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Scott C Cuthbert, Michel Barras
OBJECTIVE: This study presents a case series of 157 children with developmental delay syndromes, including the conditions such as dyspraxia, dyslexia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities who received chiropractic care. CLINICAL FEATURES: A consecutive sample of 157 children aged 6 to 13 years (86 boys and 71 girls) with difficulties in reading, learning, social interaction, and school performance who met these inclusion criteria were included...
October 2009: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Scott C Cuthbert
OBJECTIVE: To present an overview of symptomatic motion sickness disorder and to propose allopathic and chiropractic approaches for treatment. CLINICAL FEATURES: Three representative cases are presented involving patients with motion sickness. All 3 patients had suffered from this condition throughout their lives. A discussion of the hypothesis of sensory conflict as a causative factor in cases of motion sickness is offered. INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: Following methods founded in applied kinesiology and using spinal and cranial manipulative treatment, the patients were able to travel long distances without nausea, sickness, or dizziness...
2006: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
P J Tuchin, C J Hart, C Johnson, R Colman, A Gee, I Edwards, M Plucknett, R Bonello
OBJECTIVE: A pilot study was conducted to determine whether untrained examiners could agree on palpatory findings in the cervical spine. DESIGN: Fifty-three university students, (most of whom were chiropractic students), had their cervical spines examined by seven different chiropractors using their own clinical methods, of which motion palpation was a common, but not standard component. SETTING: Chiropractic Centre in Macquarie University...
March 1996: Australasian Chiropractic & Osteopathy: Journal of the Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia
Mitchell Haas, Robert Cooperstein, David Peterson
Cuthbert and Goodheart recently published a narrative review on the reliability and validity of manual muscle testing (MMT) in the Journal. The authors should be recognized for their effort to synthesize this vast body of literature. However, the review contains critical errors in the search methods, inclusion criteria, quality assessment, validity definitions, study interpretation, literature synthesis, generalizability of study findings, and conclusion formulation that merit a reconsideration of the authors' findings...
2007: Chiropractic & Osteopathy
Scott C Cuthbert, George J Goodheart
INTRODUCTION: A body of basic science and clinical research has been generated on the manual muscle test (MMT) since its first peer-reviewed publication in 1915. The aim of this report is to provide an historical overview, literature review, description, synthesis and critique of the reliability and validity of MMT in the evaluation of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. METHODS: Online resources were searched including Pubmed and CINAHL (each from inception to June 2006)...
March 6, 2007: Chiropractic & Osteopathy
Mauro Farella, Ambra Michelotti, Gioacchino Pellegrino, Umberto Giani, Roberto Martina
AIMS: To determine the reliability and the validity of visual leg measurements used in dental kinesiology, which suggests that a masticatory dysfunction, such as occurs in temporomandibular disorders (TMD), can influence the length and the internal rotation of lower limbs. METHODS: The leg-length inequality test and the internal foot-rotation test were performed independently by 3 different examiners on 41 subjects who were also screened for TMD. Data were analyzed by means of kappa statistics and by calculation of sensitivity and specificity values...
2005: Journal of Orofacial Pain
Scott Cuthbert, Charles Blum
OBJECTIVE: To present an overview of possible effects of Arnold-Chiari malformation (ACM) and to offer chiropractic approaches and theories for treatment of a patient with severe visual dysfunction complicated by ACM. CLINICAL FEATURES: A young woman had complex optic nerve neuritis exacerbated by an ACM type I of the brain. INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: Applied kinesiology chiropractic treatment was used for treatment of loss of vision and nystagmus...
May 2005: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Marcello L Caso
OBJECTIVE: To describe the applied kinesiologic evaluation of Chapman's neurolymphatic (NL) reflexes in the management of a person with an unusual congenital bowel abnormality and its role in the manifestation of low back pain. The theoretical foundations of these reflexes will be elaborated on and practical applications discussed. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 29-year-old man had chronic low back pain. Radiographs of the patient's lumbar spine and pelvis were normal. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated a mild protrusion of the fifth lumbar disk...
January 2004: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
J Bolton
Just why a patient should trust a particular healer is a question that has not been adequately explored in the literature on healing. This ethnographic case-report examines the healing performance of a chiropractor and proposes that it contains four intrinsic claims to trustworthiness: he claims to be a qualified and sincere healer who is in possession of knowledge and techniques that derive their power from their truth content and which empower him to make beneficial changes in the patient. Taking each claim in turn I described the nature of the claim, how it might be adequately validated, ways in which his healing performance might validate it and how he might be assisted by the patient, and how their actual validation may be distorted by the healer and patient...
2000: Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
L Hestbaek, C Leboeuf-Yde
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the peer-reviewed literature about the reliability and validity of chiropractic tests used to determine the need for spinal manipulative therapy of the lumbo-pelvic spine, taking into account the quality of the studies. DATA SOURCES: The CHIROLARS database was searched for the years 1976 to 1995 with the following index terms: "chiropractic tests," "chiropractic adjusting technique," "motion palpation," "movement palpation," "leg length," "applied kinesiology," and "sacrooccipital technique...
May 2000: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
R H Gin, B N Green
Applied Kinesiology (AK), founded by Michigan chiropractor George J. Goodheart, Jr., is a popular diagnostic and therapeutic system used by many health care practitioners. Many of the components in this method were discovered by serendipity and observation. In 1964, Goodheart claimed to have corrected a patient's chronic winged scapula by pressing on nodules found near the origin and insertion of the involved serratus anterior muscle. This finding led to the origin and insertion treatment, the first method developed in AK...
June 1997: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
K B Peterson
OBJECTIVE: To determine phobic and nonphobic subject response to a provocative threat stimulus and to determine variables that confound the response. DESIGN: Randomized blind examiner test-retest of randomized phobic and control subjects with qualitative, semistructured, informal postint-ervention interview. SETTING: Private chiropractic clinic. SUBJECTS: Thirteen phobic individuals, as determined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition-Revised (DSM-III-R), and 14 control volunteer subjects...
June 1996: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
R M Froehle
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to determine (a) if the patients improved while under chiropractic care; (b) how many treatments were needed to reach improvement; and (c) which factors were associated with early improvement. DESIGN: Cohort, nonrandomized retrospective study. SETTING: Private chiropractic practice in a Minneapolis suburb. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-six children aged 5 yr and under. INTERVENTION: All treatments were done by a single chiropractor, who adjusted the subluxations found and paid particular attention to the cervical vertebrae and occiput...
March 1996: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
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