Kinesiology Is Not A Magic Bullet

Apple Healthy Low ResKinesiology is not a magic bullet. Kinesiology requires you to look at yourself, your patterns, your thoughts, behaviours and your emotions. It’s not always easy but it is always worth it.

I have the benefit of working in both a specialist kinesiology centre as well as a multidisciplinary clinic. Here’s what I have noticed.

People are typically looking for a quick fix so when they’re presented with a quick fix versus a you need to do a lot of work to get what you want approach, more often than not, the quick fix wins. Can’t blame them there, really – It would be great if these worked all the time with permanent results.

There are remarkably more cancellations at the multidisciplinary clinic. I believe that this is two-fold.

  1. The quick fix is usually a quick appointment time (15-20 minutes) so the perceived value of that practitioners time is typically diminished and
  2. People tend to not value the quick fix in quite the same way as they do the long steady progress (sometimes this is conscious, sometimes subconsciously)

In the specialist clinic, people who come to see me make and keep their appointments, show up early for their sessions and are genuinely upset if they have to cancel. In fact, I once had a client offer to pay me double if I could stay behind and see them out of usual business hours. While that was not a service I could offer, it certainly was a clear sign of someone who knows the value of Kinesiology!

Now, think about how old you are.

It took you that many years to learn some of your habits, your ways of doing things, your ways of survival.

How long do you think it takes to re-wire those learnings? Certainly not 20 minutes!

It’s not going to be a quick fix. And if it is, it won’t always be a lasting one.

That’s not to say that a quick fix won’t ever fix the concern at hand. Not at all. In fact, sometimes this is just what the body needs. I’m simply saying that sometimes your body and wellbeing deserve more than just a quick fix. It deserves to have you really think about the best approach to help it in the long-term, not just the short-term.

So next time you’re looking for a practitioner for a recurring injury, concern or issue think about how long you’ve had that concern for and then think about how long it will realistically take to rectify the situation and make an informed choice on how best to approach your wellbeing. It’s also important to remember that It’s absolutely okay too to blend approaches for the best benefit of your body. Use a mix of two or three different modalities to get the best results for you.

WHOLE-istic Wellness

I went for a run this morning. And there in the park, were a group of dogs out and about for puppy school. They were all running around like crazy – just like the dog above. They were loving the sense of freedom, exuding joy and all round, having fun. I believe that this is what Kinesiology can create for people.

Like the dog on the lead, we all conform to what society expects of us. We let out fears, our doubts and others opinions of what is or is not possible to hold us back whether we know it or not. But as soon as that leash is released, life gets fun. Life gets joyful and we find a sense of freedom we secretly longed for because it was there all along, we just didn’t allow ourselves to really feel it.

Are you living a life unleashed?

I’m in the middle of writing a book about what I believe wholistic wellness is all about.

Yes, I’ve spelt it correctly.
It’s WHOLE-istic wellness not
HOLE-istic wellness – we are whole beings, not empty ones.

I know with every fibre of my being that this is what I am here for. To teach on a global scale, what wellness really is beyond the physical and nutritional elements. It’s much deeper than that and it’s so much more expansive than that.

Special Announcement: We’re Expanding

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It is with great pleasure and much excitement that I announce the addition of a new clinic space in Hawthorn, Victoria. From January 2014, I will be available on Tuesdays for Kinesiology appointments at the lovely Kinesiology Connection.

Kinesiology Connection
563 Burwood Road
Hawthorn, VIC 3122
(03) 9819 6835
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www.kinesiology.com.au