The origin of Applied Kinesiology is traced to 1964 when Dr. George J. Goodheart, a chiropractor in Detroit, first observed that postural distortion (for example, head tilt, high shoulder, high hip) is usually associated with muscles that test weak. He found that by applying the appropriate therapy, the muscle would test strong and the postural distortion would change.
The College was founded in 1976 by a group of chiropractors who had been teaching others in Applied Kinesiology. The purpose of the College is to promote research and the teaching of Applied Kinesiology. It is a professional association dedicated to bringing together doctors with common interests and goals.
In addition to the ICAK-U.S.A. chapter, in the mid 1980s, the organization grew into chapters representing Australia, Canada and Europe. In late 1996, the European chapter was re-organized; Germany, Italy, England (U.K.), Scandinavia and Belgium/Luxemburg are all recognized as having official status. Many more chapters are being added each year from other countries all around the world.