Dr. George Goodheart
In 1964 Dr. Goodheart made the first correlation between finding a weak muscle using manual muscle testing and then employing chiropractic therapy to make it stronger. He looked beyond the chiropractic profession to the fields of biomedicine, osteopathy, acupuncture, dentistry, nutrition, biochemistry, and others for methods to increase the health and well being of patients based on using the body itself as a diagnostic tool. Dr. Goodheart had a unique way of looking at a patient´s problem and asking, “Why is that?” This allowed him to correlate many different types of examination and treatment procedures into a unified method of examining and then treating many difficult patients.
Dr. Goodheart wrote many works on Applied Kinesiology, and lectured on the topic often. Among his many professional honors, he was the first chiropractor to serve on the U. S. Olympic Medical Team in 1980.
- Interviews with Dr. Goodheart: Staying Healthy after 80, the Olympics, and how AK started.
- Press Release, March 2008: The Passing of a Great Man, Dr. George J. Goodheart (1918-2008)
- Memorial Tribute from Dr. David Leaf, Chairman of the ICAK-U.S.A.
- Memorial Tribute from Dr. Walter Schmitt
- Eulogy for George Goodheart by Carroll Velie, Daughter of George Goodheart
- Dr. George Joseph Goodheart, Jr. August 18, 1918 – March 5, 2008
- Chiropractic Economics, George J. Goodheart Jr., D.C. Tribute, and the Growth of the Chiropractic Research Culture
*Note: The ICAK-U.S.A. lost two dear friends to AK in 2008, Dr. George Goodheart and Dr. David Walther. These pioneers of AK are both credited with tremendous accomplishments.
*To see more information on the life and achievements of Dr. Walther CLICK HERE.