Kinesiology history

Kinesiology is the study of human movement across a range of tasks including exercise, daily living, play, sport and work.

The history of Kinesiology is quite recent, but uses some ancestral techniques that have enriched, and made it evolve rapidly to different forms such as applied Kinesiology, 3 in 1, kinergetic, Touch for health and Neuro Energetic Kinesiology.

Kinesiology has spread to many countries in the world and is still subject to researches and development of technics.

I practice Neuroenergetic Kinesiology developed by Hugo Tobar since 1998. He founded the International College of Neuroenergetic Kinesiology (, and accredited it as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in Australia to raise the standards of his Kinesiology trainings.

The story begins with the discoveries of American doctors in chiropractic, osteopathy and orthopedics before the ’30s.

Dr. Frank Chapman, a graduate of the American School of Osteopathy, studied lymphatic flows and discovered that certain points of the body, when stimulated, had direct positive effects on body organs.

Dr. Terence Benett, chiropractor, was interested in blood flow. He established a list of reflex points that stimulate blood flow to the associated organ.

Henry and Florence Kendall: were physical therapist; they did extensive work to understand muscles’ functions and how to test them. They created Academic kinesiology. Their work was edited in the book “posture and Pain” in 1949. 

George Goodheart D.C Chiropractor in Detroit developed Applied Kinesiology (AK) from 1964.

Applying the muscle test of Kendall and Kendall, he discovered a direct relationship between muscle weakness and stress.

He established a specific correlation between the reflex points of Chapmann (lymphatic flow) and Benett (blood flow) with muscular locking and developed a qualitative muscle test which serves as feedback to evaluate the energy integrity between the different systems; It is the main tool of the kinesiologist.

 His knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine (“5 Element, Meridians, and Acupoints) lead him to make the links between the meridians muscles and associated organs.

Applied Kinesiology has become a major therapy (AK) it is a diagnostic system that evaluates the structural, chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle monitoring with other standard methods of diagnosis.

Structural, mental and bio-chemical systems are interactive and we call this the Triad of Health.

When one is unbalanced it causes a global imbalance or stress to the body, so the kinesiologist will use muscle testing and therapies to rebalance the triad of Health and get the body into homeostasis.


Applied Kinesiology skills are developed and approved by the International College of Applied Kinesiology Board of Standards. AK skills are refined from disciplines such as Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Medicine, Dentistry, Acupuncture, Biochemistry, Psychology Homeopathy and Naturopathy.

In the 1970s Kinesiology developed and “grew” through the work of several researchers and practitioners who all brought original and complementary perspectives and practices.  

Dr. John Thie : “Touch for Health”, He established the relationships between muscles, meridians, and lymph and vascular reflex points, and developed an original method to assess the equilibrium state of each meridian and to rebalance them. His method has been translated into 25 languages ​​and is now used successfully by millions of people in more than 80 countries around the world.

Richard Utt, by adding “air and Ether” to the 5 Chinese Elements developed a three dimensional seven elements Theory, which expends the Chinese Theory using western format that allows for lateral vertical and horizontal movement of energy.

Systematic investigation of the muscle system is used to evaluate the muscle’s relationship to the acupuncture energy. Stress is viewed in an entirely new way, it can be observed and understood, so the individual can consciously participate in its removal rather than passively allowing its removal by the Therapist. He developed Applied Physiology

I also recently crate pathways to help specific needs as Stress from Burn out, leacky guts and Covid 19 that he thought from his home to us students around the world, in Russia, UK, Spain, Germany. I even learned at that time how to practice remote kinesiology, which give amazing results 

Candace Callaway, Daniel Whiteside and Gordon Stokes3 concepts in 1″ ®, in 1976  “based on the existing relationship between emotion and energy. This technique helps to defuse the emotions of the past that block the perceptions of the present.

Paul and Gail Dennison, “Brain Gym” ® or “Edu-kinesiology” ®. in the early 80s  after years of observation and practice, based on the harmonious coordination of the two cerebral hemispheres by the movement. Efficiency in the areas of hyperactivity and all “dys” (dyslexia, dysorthography, dyscalculia …);

Charles Krebs was one of Richard Utt students, After a scuba diving accident, he was left with the medical doctors believing that he would be a quadriplegic for the rest of his life.  Will power and perseverance allowed him to walk. But with help of a kinesiologist there was a switched on certain nerves and muscles that allowed Charles to walk without dragging his fee. 

Dr. Krebs then modelled his research and kinesiology development on the healing and upgrading of the human nervous system adding work with energetic methods from India (chakras) and Tibet (figure 8). He developped Energetic kinesiology with a special focus on those children with learning difficulties that he called his work the LEAP program. I feel blessed I could meet and get an amazing pathway format training about the “Human Blueprint” with Charles Krebs in October 2018, before I moved back to France. Charles is a very kind, supportive and passioned teacher. 

Hugo Tobar expended Energetic kinesiology to Neuro energetic Kinesiology, which he has made evolve towards formatting systems for all the human system (from his first about the brain to anatomy, physiology and energetic structures).

He has had a very diverse background including studying Civil Engineering in Ecuador (South America), three years in India studying Eastern philosophies, two years in the Reiki volunteers programs. Studied a diploma of Holistic Kinesiology at the Kinesiology College for Energetic Sciences in Melbourne (1996 & 1997). 

In 1998 after graduation he started his clinical practise and almost immediately started developing new techniques combining his knowledge from his western knowledge together with his studies in Tibet and approach to Indian medicine using the chakras and finger modes. He has elaborated techniques (called ‘formatting’) combining for acu-points and finger modes accessing and defusing stress in the nervous system. 

Hugo Tobar also looks at energetic structures, chakra imbalances and what different psychological states come from those imbalances and created very sofisticated formats such as chakra hologram and the brain hologram. 

He goes on researches and teaches his technics in different countries in Europe ( Germany, Belgium and Switzerland), United states and Australia. 

In Honk Kong his technics are tought by Brett Scott and Sean Belkey in Kinesiology Asia

This is where I learned, was trained and got certification as practioner of Neuro energetic Kinesiology.



Back to France I have joined the Professional federation of Kinesiology but I keep close to my second home friends and teachers. Recently Hugo Tobar created new pathway kinesiology modalities to help for some specific needs such as Stress : from Burn out, leaky guts and Covid 19. During Pandmic, Hugo tought from his home in Australia to us students around the world, in Russia, UK, Spain, Germany. I therefore learned at that time how to practice remote kinesiology, which gives amazing results. 





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