History of Kinesiology

In 1960 Dr George Goodheart DC, developed a new concept based on a number of Chiropractic ideas and other information he discovered and birthed “Applied Kinesiology”.

In 1970 Dr John Thie DC met with Dr George Goodheart and together expanded and integrated their knowledge, and from this, Dr Thie developed a self-help system entitled “Touch for Health”. Dr Thie taught this method to his patients and others, and after a short period of time expanded into other countries around the world. Dr Thie founded a non-profit education organisation known as the “Touch for Health Foundation” to educate teachers, nurses, chiropractors, and medical doctors worldwide.

In the 1980’s, Dr Paul Dennison created Educational Kinesiology, which is now called Edu-K, for working with children and adults with learning problems.

In the mid 1980’s Gordon Stokes, Candice Gallway and Daniel Whiteside developed a creative amalgamation of concepts from Edu-K, Touch for Health and other Kinesiology practices and Psychotherapeutic practices called “Three-in-one System” or One Brain Kinesiology.

By the early 1980’s, Richard Utt added Applied Physiology to the growing number of Kinesiological systems. His model was based on an in-depth understanding of both Western physiology and the Law of Five Elements of Chinese acupuncture and the Seven Element Hologram accessing all levels of the human hologram, from the physical level of muscles through the levels of emotion and thoughts to the level of attitudes, our essential beliefs.

There are now numerous differing Kinesiology modalities taught all over the world and millions of people who have learned these are benefiting clients of Professional Kinesiologists and other medical professionals.

In 1998 the Australian Institute of Kinesiologists Limited (AIK Ltd) was created to support the growing needs of the Professional Kinesiology industry.

The Australian Institute of Kinesiologists Limited works to:

  • Benefit Kinesiology Practitioners, Students and the community.
  • Maintain standards of the Professional Code of Conduct and Ethics for professional practitioners and the community.
  • Promote accredited and recognised modalities of Kinesiology qualifications.
  • The AIK Ltd Accreditation Board (AIKCAB) ratifies and accredits submitted courses and qualifications for professional industry recognition.

In 2022 the AIK Ltd expanded to encompass international membership to create a community of ‘connection’ for our professional industry.

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