Muscle Testing 

Helping to find the Cause


Dr Lisa Owen, the Chiropractor and Functional Medicine Specialist in Sunrise and Downtown Miami, Fl, uses muscle testing as a tool in diagnosing and treating disease because muscle testing provides a window into what is happening the body, whether structural, biochemical, or emotional.   Muscles through the nervous system connect to the brain and provide feedback; just as a polygraph test registers a negative or “nervous” reaction when you have gotten your facts wrong, your body responds when tested to different stimuli.  This enables the AK doctor to find out what is unique about you.   Applied Kinesiology has expanded to include other therapies such as acupuncture, nutritional therapies and much more.  Muscle testing allows the chiropractor to identify what isn’t working, and speak to the body through muscle testing to identify what it needs to heal.


Muscle testing was developed by chiropractor Dr. George Goodheart, an amazing chiropractor.  Throughout his lifetime of observation, testing, teaching and helping sick people get well.  He developed several cutting-edge techniques based on his method of speaking to the body through muscle testing.   These roots of muscle testing have resulted in many skilled professionals adopting his work and developing other related modalities and methods of connecting with the body and treating structural, emotional and biochemical disease.  Dr. Owen, your Sunrise and Downtown Miami, Fl, Chiropractor, learned Muscle Testing directly from Dr. Wally Schmitt, Dr. Goodheart’s next door neighbor as a child, who grew up impressed as to how this man was able to heal so many people who weren’t able to get help elsewhere.  Wally got to be his regular guinea pig and avid student, great chiropractor and teacher.



  • Lab tests are often used in conjunction with muscle tests.  Functional medicine tests offered at Westside Chiropractic include:
  • Genetic Testing
  • Hair Strand Testing
  • Functional Blood Chemistry
  • Hormone Testing
  • Adrenal Stress Testing
  • Sleep Testing
  • Oxidata


Muscle testing is a safe natural way to help diagnose and treat any health condition.

If you have questions about muscle testing call our office at (954)745-8380 or email [email protected]