Commentary on the Ileocecal Valve and Manual Muscle Testing

Commentary: The Ileocecal Valve Point and Muscle Testing: A Possible Mechanism of Action
Pollard H, Bablis P, Bonello R.
Chiropractic Journal of Australia 2006; 36:122-6


SUMMARY: The muscle test procedure is a common test used by manual therapists. It is primarily used for the determination of muscle strength in orthopedic testing, but its application is not limited to such use. The muscle test procedure has acquired other uses as a part of diagnostic systems that include largely multi-step diagnostic protocols of techniques such as Neuro-emotional Technique (NET) and Applied Kinesiology (AK), amongst other techniques. In this paper, we will attempt to synthesize new research that provides evidence for the existence of a mechanism to explain this process. Discussion of this literature is important in light of an explanation of a mechanism that has hitherto not been explained adequately in terms of published peer- reviewed literature.