I'm Simon King, a clinician who has been in practice 32 years. At a rough guess that's 25,000 patients, 130,000 visits and 6 million muscle tests
I've always tested muscles. In the early days it.just seemed the right thing to do. I liked being able to test something, correct it and check whether I had done what you set out to do. Little did I know then, that the muscle tone I was testing was the key to health and longevity.
In 1986 I qualified as a Diplomate in the ICAK and began teaching Applied Kinesiology but I was frustrated that nobody seemed to have a solid grasp on what caused the weaknesses practitioners would find with AK. In May 2000, I went back to the textbooks and re-learned the neurology of muscles, specifically how muscle tone was controlled by muscle spindles and anterior motor neurons. I wondered if what really made muscles weak was not "energy" but changes in sensory input.
I had some early dramatic success with my new theory but aware of confirmation bias I worked hard to disprove myself. Over 22 years, I never have. The theory is not just sound, it is indisputable because it is the basis of all movement of all vertebrates.
Since then I have taught the paradigm and the techniques that derive from it to over a thousand practitioners, mainly chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists and almost universally, they tell me how it has made their practice easier and more enjoyable, as well as getting their patients better results faster.