What is Applied Kinesiology

Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a more specialist field that compliments a chiropractic treatment. Using Applied Kinesiology we can go beyond Chiropractic and use muscle testing to identify other areas of imbalance and mechanical defects.  Muscle testing can highlight organ and gland disfunction, allergies, toxity and stress levels in the body as well as identify any nutrients that may help the body restore its inner balance.

Applied Kinesiology technques draws on knowledge of various natural health therapies including acupressure, cranial work, advice on nutritional support, diet, and the use of homeopathic remedies and herbal medicine.

This means at Cove Chiropractic we can approach the health concerns of the body in a holistic manner and consider not only the structure of the body (primarily addressed in chiropractic care) but also consider the chemical and emotional functioning of the individual. Dr Piers Chorley is also Certified Emotion Code Practitioner. The Emotion Code developed by Dr Bradley Nelson (Doctor of Chiropractic) is designed to help the body release trapped emotions and restore balance within the electrical body.


People have sought Chiropractors utilizing Applied Kinesiology for many conditions when all the standard treatments seem to fail them.  The following are some of the more popular things that people have come to us with:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome          Acne and Skin Issues           Fybromyalgia                 Chronic Fatigue

Asthma                                    Allergies                             Plantar Fascitis                Patella Tracking

Tinnitus/Ringing in ears             Bunion and Toe pain            Sinusitis                          TMJ/Jaw issues

Irritable Bladder                       Reflux                                Pubic Symphysis              Hand and Finger Pain

Back Pain                                Headaches                          Migraine                          Carpel Tunnel