Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Kinesiology?
    Kinesiology works with the nervous system to get the body back in balance so that it can heal itself. Kinesiologists look beyond the symptoms. We do not diagnose, prescribe, or cure, but rather re-establish balance in the body so that it recuperates from events that have conditioned the nervous system to respond in a certain, less desirable way.


  2. How does Kinesiology work?
    Kinesiology is a gentle technique which, through the organised use of muscle monitoring, is a method of getting feedback from the body via the muscular system. This helps to identify what is causing imbalances in a person’s system. Various modalities are used to re-establish balance in the body depending on whether we are working with physical, mental or emotional blockages. These include Neural Organization Technique, Neuro-training, Emotional Kinesiology, and Touch for Health.


  3. Is Kinesiology based on science?
    Kinesiology was developed from the workings of Dr George Goodheart, an American chiropractor, in 1963. Goodheart did extensive research on the neurological workings of the human body. Since then many different branches of Kinesiology, that are based on his research, have emerged.


  4. What conditions can I see a kinesiologist for?
    Kinesiology is about helping people heal more effectively from any condition. It can be used as a standalone treatment to ensure general wellbeing, or it can complement allopathic healthcare. As it is a holistic practice, it can be used to aid the treatment of physical, mental and emotional conditions.


  5. Can I see a kinesiologist if I am going to a regular doctor or health sciences professional?
    Kinesiology is a practice that can be used in conjunction with allopathic or conventional medicine. When we are not well, our pain, discomfort, ailments or symptoms serve as messages that something is not ‘working’ properly in the body. The practice of kinesiology allows me to work with my client to find the cause of these symptoms and find the root cause of the problem, thereby aiding the healing process.

    As a health practitioner, I respect all health care professionals. I believe our work is about aiding our clients on their journey to optimal health.


  6. Will Kinesiology cure me?
    In any medical situation, the body heals itself. The medical fraternity, through interventions and medications, only aids the body in its healing. Kinesiologists do not “heal” or “treat” patients and their symptoms. We look to re-establish balance within the body’s nervous system to aid it in healing itself more effectively. Ultimately Kinesiology is about improving your quality of life.


  7. Is Kinesiology suitable for children?
    Yes, Kinesiology is perfect for children as it is a non-invasive approach and usually very relaxing for their sensitive systems. As a practice, it can also be great fun for children, as I use various play techniques to help put them at ease so that they relax during the treatment.

    I have found that Kinesiology is very beneficial when it comes to helping children navigate the challenges surrounding their education. The practice offers many tools and techniques that can help guide children through exams and help calm their anxiety during these highly stressful periods. Over the years, Kinesiologists have had a lot of success in helping children with learning challenges and difficulties.


  8. What can I expect from a session?
    I am always guided by my clients to listen to their bodies’ needs. The first session starts with a consultation where we will chat about what you expect from a session and what issues you are looking to address.

    The session will take place on my therapy bed, where you will remain fully clothed, while I use various muscles, like the brachioradialis on your arm, or your hamstring at the back of the thigh, to direct me to where the blockages and stresses on your nervous system are. I will then work with you to release those imbalances.

    I use various modalities to re-establish balance in the body. Each modality uses different techniques to help the body find and use better neurological pathways to optimise the workings of your nervous system.


  9. How long will it take for me to start feeling better after a kinesiology session?
    Every person’s body is different and so are their needs. It all depends on what you perceive as ‘better’. Sometimes one session is enough and other times we may need up to four sessions. What we aim to achieve is to improve a client’s quality of life so that regular sessions won’t be needed. What many clients do like to do, is to pop in for a balance every now and again.


  10. Do kinesiologists prescribe medicines?
    Kinesiologists are not doctors, and we do not diagnose or prescribe medication. Also, a kinesiologist will not take you off your medication. We work in conjunction with the medical fraternity and will in no way interfere with the treatment protocol prescribed by allopathic practitioners.


  11. Will kinesiology undermine my faith?
    Kinesiology has no connection to any religion or faith. Our aim is solely to work with the body to restore balance. I work with people within their beliefs and understanding.