1. Initial interview:
together with the athlete the individual, sport-specific case is discussed. By appropriate questioning as complete a picture as possible of the person is established.
The athlete goes through a predetermined sequence of motion exercises. Mastering these exercises requires certain motor skills, which, in turn, rely on a variety of partial performance systems.
The athletes' performance in these movement tasks shows both the the kinesiologist and the athlete which partial performance systems are not readily available, which movements cause
Kinesiological muscle testing shows more precisely which areas are lacking and gives the athlete further insight into his physical performance.
An “inventory” is taken of the athletes' current physical condition in relation to the requirements of his particular sport. Referring again to the initial interview a full picture of the
athletes' ability, but also his untapped potential and reserves, is established.
Together with the athlete a list of areas to be activated in order of priority is established. A clear, precise goal is defined. To stand a good chance of success the goal must meet certain
criteria. These are then checked and refined until the best goal for the subsequent balancing is identified.
A kinesiological balance can be considered as a special form of communication with our subconscious body intelligence. The kinesiologist uses his techniques to challenge certain sensory systems,
body systems, energy systems or emotional patterns. The test muscle shows the stress resistance of the body responds to these challenges.
The kinesiologist exercises constant strong pressure on various muscles for about 2 seconds in a precise test position. The response of the muscle is evaluated as follows: if the athlete can easily withstand the pressure the muscle is said to be „switched on“. This means that the central nervous system (CNS) has the appropriate control over the test muscle and any simultaneous additional requirements may be covered easily by the system.
If the athlete can't withstand the pressure of the tester and the muscle gives way, it is said to be „switched off“. This means that any simultaneous additional demands cannot be met. The CNS must concentrate all of its' attention on this stressor, employing many physical systems fully in the task, which results in the test muscle being inadequately controlled and giving way.
In this way the body shows the areas in which there are blockages which require correction and activation. There are many options and techniques available to achieve this. Whether it's the stimulation of neurolymphatic zones, pressing of neurovascular points, touching of acupressure points, or sedation of over-energised muscles. Emotional stress reduction techniques can be used to solve visual blockages or special movement techniques for neurological integration of both sides of the brain. The goal of any balance is always to „switch on“ previously disconnected muscles.
Only by "switching on" in the final test the body shows that it has accepted the correction and its' response has changed to the previously stressful demand.
6. Activation programs and movement exercises:
Subsequent to the balance it may be that the athletes must train the newly activated systems for some time, in order to permanently integrate them into the overall system. The custom-designed
exercises rarely exceed 10 minutes a day, and usually for a period of 3 - 4 weeks.
Theo statements of many athletes from various sports emphasize in many cases a new awareness of (still) dormant abilities. They have recognized ways to achieve their potential on their own.