Guiding Chiropractic Kinesiology, Dr. Timothy Francis serves the needs of a diversity of Las Vegas patients through a comprehensive and holistic approach to health care. The applied kinesiology techniques at the foundation of Dr. Timothy Francis’ practice were pioneered by second-generation chiropractor Dr. George Goodheart, Jr., who earned distinction as the youngest World War II major.
As described in a paper accessible in the US National Library of Medicine, the diagnostic and therapeutic techniques of applied kinesiology were developed after the war through a combination of serendipity and observation. A particular breakthrough was in 1964, when Dr. Goodheart discovered a way of treating a patient’s chronic winged scapula through a combination of pressing down associated nodules and insertion of the serratus anterior muscle.
This resulted in the development of origen/ insertion treatment, which was followed by procedures involving neurovascular reflexes, neurolymphatic reflexes, and cerebrospinal fluid flow. In addition, concepts of treatment related to the acupuncture meridians were incorporated within the applied kinesiology practicum. Today the practice is one that complements allopathic medicine in helping patients achieve balance and wellness.