This is Kinesio Coach’s Frequently Asked Questions page wherein we can answer some of your questions.
What is Professional Kinesiology Practice (PKP™)
Kinesiology is an educational, bio-energetic model using muscle testing/monitoring as a primary biofeedback tool to access the whole being’s innate wisdom, facilitating self-regulation for its highest good. It is a non-invasive method which can help clients reduce stress and pain; improve performance at school, work and home; in sports, in relationships, and promote optimum health and well-being overall.
Kinesiology encompasses holistic health disciplines which use the gentle art of muscle monitoring to access information about a person’s well-being and is considered to be one of the most holistic of all the natural health care systems.
Originating in the 1960s it combines western techniques and eastern wisdom to promote physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. It helps identify the elements which inhibit the body’s natural healing processes – relieving pain, stress, muscular and nervous imbalances, detecting sensitivities and nutritional deficiencies.Kinesiology assists with psychological and learning disabilities, stimulates natural internal energies and releases the untapped potential of the individual raising their consciousness so they have a better and healthier life experience.
How does Kinesiology work?
ICPKP™ Kinesiology is an integrative modality that encompasses a person’s Anatomical (structural), Psychological (mental/emotional); and Physiological (nutritional, bio-chemical) elements.
Kinesiology does not work in the illness model and does not focus on, nor treat, the signs or symptoms of named diseases. Instead it works on the wellness model of promoting health and improving functional outcomes.Should there is a problem in any of these areas it can lead to energy being blocked or misdirected. This results in a “short circuit” or a “bug in the software” and the massive bio-computer that is our body, no longer works properly.
As the body attempts to compensate for the short circuit it may overload another circuit and thereby “trip another circuit breaker”, and then drain another circuit. When this chain reaction completed the result is often multiple problems in several areas.
By clearing the “short circuits” or “debugging the software” we allow the bodies energies to flow properly, work at their best, and let the body heal itself.
This way we work to eliminate the cause of the problem . . . verses treat the symptoms.
By focusing on this triad of health, ICPKP™ trained kinesiologists are able to work with the whole person to achieve what they truly want to have more in their lives.
Most other health care systems concentrate on only one aspect of the triad, and forget that all three aspects are interconnected. This results in an unbalanced triangle or one-sided view of health or disease. ICPKP™ Kinesiologists place equal emphasis on all sides of the triangle. In particular we focus on where these aspects intersect, working to re-establish proper communication thus allowing them to clearly interact and re-integrate with each other. This focus brings a person closer to achieving any goal of their choice.
As a performance enhancing complementary therapy, it can be applied to any area or situation in life that you desire powerful change or improvement.
A fundamental premise of PKP™ is that the body has innate healing energy and is at all times doing its best to care for itself, but that sometimes it needs to be helped into a better position to achieve this care. PKP™ practitioners also recognize that there are flows of energy within the body that relate not only to the muscles but to every tissue and organ that go to make the body a living, feeling being. These energy flows can be evaluated by testing the function of the muscles, which in turn reflect the body’s overall state of a person at any levels.
What makes International College of Professional Kinesiology Practice (ICPKP™) different from other kinesiologies and natural therapies?
Professional Kinesiology Practitioners® are trained to a very high standard as they are taught to be licensed health care professionals. ICPKP™ curriculum is an accredited and internationally certified program of college study. The faculty consists of Medical Doctors (MD), Chiropractic Doctors (DC), Psychologists, Medical Researchers, and many other professionals who ensure a consistently high standard of scientific scrutiny and quality.
- ICPKP™ is the most comprehensive training program in Energy Kinesiology in the world today. - Professional Kinesiology Practitioners™ are trained to be equally competent to work in the physical, nutritional, emotional, mental, spiritual levels of a human existence. - ICPKP™ programs are professional training modules that qualify students for professional licensure. - The curriculum has been reviewed and approved by Governmental Agencies (Board of Education) in many countries. - The Quality Assurance program ensure a three step process of verification of knowledge and achievement of learning objectives to ensure safety and competency. - Worldwide centralized coordination of all academic issues. - Decentralized local control over delivery of curriculum allows for adapting to local requirements and needs.
How come I have never heard of this before?
Kinesiology actually started in the United states in the 1960’s. However it has flourished more freely in other countries of Europe (the United kingdom and Germany in particular), as well as in South Africa, Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia where it has been a sovereign licensed profession for many years.
We invite you to check ICPKP™ website to find a practitioner or a college in your country. (link on our introduction page on this website)
KinesioCoach is the first college in the UAE to offer accredited college programs in Professional Kinesiology Practice to the level of Kinesiopractor®
How is Professional Kinesiology Practice (PKP™)different from Structural Kinesiology?
Structural Kinesiology is the study of muscles as they are involved in the science of movement.
Both skeletal and muscular structures are involved. Structural Kinesiolgists work more as athletic trainers/Physical therapists to teach specific athletic exercises to boost performance and is based exclusively in the physical body and is concerned with understanding how the body responds to the stresses of athletic activities.
It uses Western science and medicine however, does not look at the overall wellness of a client.
PKP™ works at all levels, physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, professional, personal levels.
How valid is Professional Kinesiology (PKP™)?
The basis of PKP™ is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, a model that has been researched and documented for thousands of years, and is also integrated in the latest in advanced neurology, thus, blending the best of both ancient and present science.
PKP™ has been reviewed by governments in several countries who have deemed it validated and recognized as a sovereign licensed profession. In some countries, insurance organizations are now recognizing it.
Is it safe?
When used by a properly trained practitioner who follows accepted protocols, PKP™ is very safe, and has no negative side effects. We follow a well-designed protocol supporting our practitioners expertise. Some of these are extensively researched and validated.
ICPKP™ & KinesioCoach take client safety very seriously. ICPKP™ curriculum specifically includes several formal classes on how to keep a client safe.
Are there Professional Kinesiology Practice (PKP™) studies?
Kinesiology is a composite system integrating in many modalities into a unified outcome.
There are numerous studies validating the various components of the system, but few that focus on the system as a whole. Additionally the way kinesiology works poses problems in the current scientific testing method. Western science is still predominately in the Newtonian physics (physical or mechanical) model and not the quantum physics (energy) model. Medical studies are typically built around the idea that there is only one or two pathways to dysfunction and most of those methods insist on focusing in on only one part of the process and not on functional outcomes. The strength of Kinesiology is that it recognizes that each human being is a unique individual with a composite life history of various factors different from everyone else and works to focus on the end outcome. Whereas the ultimate end point may be the same, the path that got that individual to that point varies greatly between each individual’s life stressors and how they deal with them.
This makes it difficult to design a scientific study as they typically seek to limit all variables to one set. Also most scientific studies use inductive logic whereas Kinesiology works off of deductive logic and direct observation of responses as they present in real time applications, which will vary greatly from individual to individual.
ICPKP™ has a senior Faculty member who is a medical researcher at University of South Hampton in London who is currently doing peer reviewed doctoral research on Back Pain and the ICPKP protocol using the functional outcomes model. Click here to know more.
There are many other studies but for the reasons stated above most of them are not currently accepted by medical or scientific standards.
You can download some of the many PKP™ Research Paper here.
So how do you treat my problem?
Kinesiology does not treat the symptoms or signs of named diseases. Instead it seeks to find where your bodies energies are blocked and/or not functioning properly and then, help restore the normal flow. When the bodies energies are balanced, the body can resume the process of healing itself.
How does pushing on my arm tell you anything?
There is an important difference to name between "muscle pushing" and "muscle testing".
Professional Kinesiology Practitioners™ use muscle testing as a biofeedback mechanism to evaluate the bodies stress load and stress response. By "pushing on your arm" a person is looking to see if a person is able to withstand a stress being often mental, emotional or nutritional.However, just pushing on one's arm is not accurate and in our professional classes, we teach proper muscle testing over a two day workshop, teaching tests that need to hold to make sure the muscle is ready to work with us. That is how serious it is!
How does my body know whats good or bad for me?
Your brain, and in particular your subconscious mind is in control of your entire body. In fact modern research by a leading NIH and NIMH research Dr. Candace Pert states the your body is your sub-conscious mind. We know that our minds controls our bodies, so all we are evaluating through muscle testing is your bodies response to stressors. Professional Kinesiology Practitioners™ take this process further and confirm those changes as "holding" against the overall goal and objective that was set at the beginning of the session and by checking the life energy and stress response in relation to that goal or objective.
How do I know this is accurate?
When working with subtle energies it can be difficult to know.
If your kinesiologist is working ON you, especially if they are working silently and/or not keeping you informed as to what they are doing, you have no way to validate for yourself the responses your body is generating. Therefore there is no way to tell until adequate time has passed to see a therapeutic success or failure. However, in our practice, when we work together with our clients in our responsible model, we are always amazed on how what we translate from our findings make sense to our clients who are always curious on how this make total sense in relation to their life.
ICPKP™ teaches practitioners to verify their findings in at least two ways to ensure it is accurate and to eliminate placebo effect and/or mind of matter.
Does it work for everyone?
Yes, PKP™ can be used on anyone. Because when we work with the intention to integrate the mind-body connection, the more person is able to participate fully during the balance and to be compliant with home reinforcement plans, allowing transformation to happen between sessions.
ICPKP™ kinesiology works in the educational and energetic wellness model. We seek to help each individual learn how to take control of their lives and more forward into a better lifestyle. This requires not only to bring some awareness to our clients, but also to deepen the learning and help forward the actions so there is transformation.
Why is it so effective?
PKP™ seeks to eliminate the root cause of the problem v/s just treating the symptoms of the disease.
Metaphorically, if you cut branches (symptoms) off of a tree, it simply grows new ones. If you cut the tree out at the root, it will never grow back.
Can it be used as an alternative to Western medicine?
Absolutely not! No form of Kinesiology can be used as an alternative to Western medicine. However It can be a very useful complementary tool to be integrated into a comprehensive care plan to ensure all of the clients’ needs are being met in a manner that is most understanding for them.
This college is adamantly against alternative medicine. Alternative means this way or that way, one or the other, or one to the exclusion of the other. No one system has all the answers and every system has strengths and challenges. This college feels that by working together as an integrated team with all other health care providers gives the client the most overlap of positive effects and a minimum of disempowering ones.
Western medicine is physical body illness based model, Kinesiology is entire being wellness based. By having both work together in an integrated manner the client/patient gets the best results in a safe and efficient manner.
Furthermore the more we can educate the client in healthy lifestyles the less illness they will experience and a more healthy fulfilled life they will live – which we believe is their birth right.
How long does it take to work? Does it work for animals?
How long is the person willing to let go? Is a better question.And yes, using a surrogate, It can be used effectively on animals with great results. Animals are very receptive to this type of work.
What makes a Professional Kinesiology Practice (PKP™) different from other Kinesiologies?
ICPKP™ is an internationally certified curriculum that is overseen by the International College of Professional Kinesiology Practice in New Zealand. The faculty consists of MD’s, DC’s, and other professionals who ensure a consistently high standard of scientific scrutiny and quality.
Whereas many other systems work on you, and then tell you what they have found and what to do, ICPKP™ works with you to facilitate your own growth and healing.
ICPKP™ kinesiologist recognize that it is your life and you are the one in control of it so it is better to work with you help you learn to move towards a successful completion. We work with people to educate and empower them to achieve ongoing results rather than just “fix” them.
What is the difference between the kinesiology practices offered at KinesioCoach and other international institutes?
KinesioCoach is an internationally accredited training institute representing the International College of Professional Kinesiology Practitioners (ICPKP™), offering Professional Kinesiology Practice (PKP™) certified courses and healing sessions. PKP™ is the most comprehensive database of specialized techniques covering many more muscles and corrective procedures than any other system. It always includes the vital emotional component with each intervention, which is commonly lacking in other modalities.
How does ‘muscle testing’ work in kinesiology?
Muscle testing used by kinesiologists does not measure the pure physical strength that a muscle can produce, but rather how the nervous system controls its muscle functions. There are over 200 bones in a person’s body connected to hundreds of muscles, which need to be working properly together to enable good nerve, lymph and blood supply. Gentle corrections and alignment of these systems may be applied to balance the body’s physical structure.
Are all types of kinesiologies the same?
There are multiple kinesiology streams using alternative healing approaches, and each system varies depending on the client’s specific interest or previous experience. Our students work with more than 100 muscles, but doesn’t actually ‘treat’ anything. Our clients with the help of their kinesiologist learn about themselves, their own processes and how they created the current blockages.
Do other colleges offer the same qualifications as KinesioCoach?
Unless the institution is ICPKP™ certified, not all offer the same standard certificates and diplomas. The PKP™ program far exceeds the minimum standards, and prepares students to work effectively in the wellness industry.
Can anyone study kinesiology or are there preconditions?
Anyone can learn this effective form of complementary therapy, and you don’t need to have had any background in the field. There are different levels so you can start with the short courses and workshops and work your way up to see where your interests will take you. Our students are medical doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, business people, mums and dads.
Are there minimum age requirements or certain restrictions to studying kinesiology?
There is no age limit to study kinesiology or become a practitioner. Whatever your level of education, you have an equal opportunity of success to train under KinesioCoach exclusive programs. The courses will benefit your potential to grow, as they are not just academic but hands-on through experiential learning that will help you be proficient rapidly and confidently.
What is the frequency of the classes?
For the Basic Kinesiology Practice (BKP) certificate (12 months – 15 units), and the Kinesiology Diploma (24 Months), you are required to attend two days of classes per month throughout the academic program, 50 hours of supervised clinic practice and, in addition homework and practice are to be completed.
What is so special about the PKP™ course?
The PKP™ protocol is the only kinesiology program that has undergone the rigours of being used in a PhD thesis. No other kinesiology has been subjected to this level of testing and evaluation.
How much training do I need before I can practice on others?
Professional Kinesiology Practice™ training is systematic and you are required to practice each technique thoroughly on fellow students, family and friends before you decide to work on the public. This will allow you to become more confident and competent as a practitioner when you conduct student clinics.
How much will I earn as a kinesiologist?
As an accredited Kinesiology Practitioner you naturally have control over your time and income. A practitioner can earn from $100 to $250 per hour, or even more, depending on location and level of experience.
You might want to organize K-Power workshops, or eventually qualify as an ICPKP™ teacher.
Is there a guaranteed position or job once I’m done with the course?
There are no guarantees in what type of positions available for job seekers out there. If you are planning to launch your own institute, it will depend on your business model and the accompanying factors. However, there are vast opportunities in this field and it is important that you focus on your passion – this will make you truly successful. It is crucial that you find your niche market.
Do you offer employment once I obtain my certification?
Unless there is a specific vacancy we are advertising, we are not obliged to hire practitioners as we are at full capacity. Like most other alternative practitioners, kinesiologists tend to be self-employed working from their own practice or in joint practices with other therapists.
Will you support me to be self-employed and build my own business?
You will have plenty of mentoring and a wealth of information in the course to help you build a dynamic career.
Can I start practicing while still studying?
Certainly. Unlike other institutes, KinesioCoach has adopted the ‘Earn as You Learn’ initiative that encourages students to start practicing on others while they are engaged in their course of study. They not only benefit from expanding their knowledge base, but by also earning enough part-time income to offset their tuition fees.
Can I continue my education at KinesioCoach if I already started at another institute in another country?
If you are transferring from another ICPKP™ affiliated institute, please get in touch with one of our advisors on the process of enrolling at KinesioCoach as we need to first liaise with your college overseas. A list of countries where the ICPKP™ curriculum is available can be found on the ICPKP website. Please note that our course curriculum and the certificate competencies are so different from other courses that there is very little opportunity to crossover into ICPKP™ from a non-PKP™ certified syllabus. The different kinesiology modalities do not ‘fit’ well with ICPKP™.
How many hours per month do I need to study at home for certain courses?
This varies between 10 to 30 hours of study and practice per course, depending on your commitment.
How can I become professional in practicing with others?
We have students watch and practice every technique in class under supervision with the opportunity for feedback and questions. We strongly suggest each method is practiced outside our classroom on at least three other people. All your experiences will be recorded into a journal, and your marks will depend on the efforts you inject into this work.
How quickly can I become successful?
Success varies from person to person so you need to define what it means to you. KinesioCoach classes will allow you to be successful at helping yourself, and in a few weeks you can work with family and friends. At each level you become more successful working with a greater variety of people as our system helps you start building your practice while you train. You will also have a mentor while you receive the best instructions from our expert professionals.
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