Using muscle testing I am able to apply a very scientific approach to my patient’s complaint. When I perform a manual muscle test I am asking the nervous system a “yes or no” question. Then I challenge the nervous with various stimuli and see if the “yes or no” answer has changed. The treatment can be summed up by the following.
The treatment involves applying this process over and over again. Every technique employed should have a favorable impact on the nervous system. The goal of the treatment process is continuous improvement in muscle testing findings and ultimately patient symptoms. In addition, I want to prevent the recurrence muscle testing findings and patient symptoms.
As stated earlier, there are many different influences on muscle testing findings and to correct muscle testing findings a truly holistic approach must be employed. However, there are so many different therapeutic techniques available it can be difficult to know when to employ which technique. Simply put, how can I get the biggest bang for my buck when treating patients? In order to provide the most efficient treatment possible, it is very important that we follow a systematic approach to every patient. I utilize a clinical protocol that was developed by Walter Schmitt, D.C., DIBAK, DABCN called Quintessential Applications (QA).
“It is the common clinical approach in all healing professions to look at the patient’s local complaint(s) as the primary focus of the initial clinical assessment. The QA Clinical Protocol revises this focus by insightfully approaching the patient’s presenting complaint(s) as an integral part of their overall physiology. It assesses and treats ‘physiology gone wrong’ in a systemically oriented, logical, efficient, and clinically rewarding manner.”
–Observation of Dr. Walter Schmitt
With Quintessential Applications we are able to address patient issues beginning with the factors that have the biggest global impact on neurological function. The following are examples of the type of problems that are addressed with QA protocol:
- Pain and Injuries (Acute & Chronic)
- Inflammatory Processes
- Joint Health
- TMJ and Cranial Faults
- Energy Production
- Endocrine Function
- Liver Detoxification
- Blood Sugar Handling
- Gastrointestinal Tract Dysfunction
- Emotional Stress
- Persistent Muscle Imbalances
- Pelvis, Spinal and Extremity Subluxations
- Persistent Pain