Applied Kinesiology


Applied Kinesiology (AK) is a system that evaluates structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing combined with other standard methods of diagnosis. AK, a non-invasive system of evaluating body function that is unique in the healing arts, and has become a dynamic movement in health care in its relatively short existence.


The combined terms “applied” and “kinesiology” describe the basis of this system, which is the use of manual muscle testing to evaluate body function through the dynamics of the musculoskeletal system. Treatments may involve specific joint manipulation or mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian and acupuncture skills, clinical nutrition, dietary management, counseling skills, evaluating environmental irritants and various reflex procedures.


The triad of health lists the three basic causes of health problems.  They are structural, chemical, and mental, with structure as the base of the triad. Literally, all health problems, whether functional or pathological, are involved with one part or all parts of the triad. The physician who is aware of the triad of health, and evaluates every patient for all three sides, increases his ability to find the basic underlying cause of a patient's health problem.


Nutritional Supplementation


Dr. Crites utilizes high grade, professional quality supplements as adjuncts to treatment in efforts to provide nutritional support for the body during phases of healing.

Total Body Modification


Total Body Modification (TBM) optimizes treatment and the body's response through the introduction of treatment protocols in a specific order. Treatment includes: use of activator (versus high velocity adjusting), acupressure, diet modifications (to include blood sugar management), emotional work, lifestyle interventions, and use of test vials. 




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Nutritional Counseling
Dr. Crites uses a series of diagnostic and laboratory testing to evaluate the functioning of the internal organs as well as their relation to the entire body to determine the most effective dietary and lifestyle recommendations possible for each individual patient.


Chiropractic Adjustment (Spinal Manipulation)

An adjustment or spinal manipulation is a therapeutic intervention perfomed on joints through both high velocity adjustments and through low impact "respiratory" adjustments.  Dr. Crites has studied both Gonstead and Diversified adjustment techniques and uses both in his practice. 

Visit Information


Initial, New-Patient Consultation: 1 hour 

  • Applied Kinesiology Diagnosis

  • Pulse Point Diagnostics

  • Supplementation Recommendations as appropriate

  • Plan for course of treatment

  • Educational materials


Follow-Up Consultations: 30min to 1 hour 

  • Acupressure treatment

  • Chiropractic adjustments (as appropriate)

  • Manual muscle testing

  • Pulse diagnostics

  • Herbal and supplement recommendations (as appropriate)