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.

Dr. George Goodheart, founder of Applied Kinesiology (AK)

Honoring Dr. Goodheart

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

NOTE: The ICAK-U.S.A. lost two dear friends of AK in 2008; Dr. George Goodheart and Dr. David Walther. These pioneers of AK are both credited with tremendous accomplishments.

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