What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology is a form of complementary medicine developed by a chiropractor named George Goodheart in the 1960s. It is based on the concept that health problems can be identified through one's muscles and can be treated through muscle testing. Kinesiology uses the muscles in our body to check for imbalances and symptoms, allowing kinesiologists to work out what may be causing pain or symptoms. This information then informs appropriate treatment and advice on lifestyle choices that support good health and eliminate disease altogether.

What Conditions Can Kinesiology Help With?

Kinesiology has been used for many years by athletes, personal trainers, health professionals and doctors, among others, as it offers a wide array of benefits, including relaxation, improved energy levels and increased muscle strength. A kinesiology treatment may be helpful for a number of health issues such as:

  • Digestive disorders
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Back pain 
  • High blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Sinus problems
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Stress
  • Injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Respiratory issues

How Much Does Kinesiology in Perth Cost?

The cost of an initial consultation with a kinesiologist in Perth ranges from $120 to $190, and it usually lasts for two hours. Subsequent sessions are cheaper as they are shorter in duration, lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes to an hour and a half. The age of the client also determines the pricing, so children typically pay a lower fee than adults. Online kinesiology sessions are also available, which sometimes are cheaper than doing face-to-face consultation.

How Many Kinesiologists are There in Perth?

Although there is no data on the number of kinesiologists practising in Perth, information available to the public shows about 30 of the country's 1,000 kinesiologists live and work in the city. Many of them work for fitness clubs, health and wellness centres, community health centres, private companies, or in private practice.

How Many People in Perth Use Kinesiology?

Because of its safety and effectiveness in identifying imbalances in the body, kinesiology has grown in popularity over the last several decades. Despite this, data on its total number of users in Perth and throughout Australia has not yet been determined by researchers.