OEBK - Austrian Professional Association for Kinesiology


Statement of the ÖBK
Kinesiology explained in Austrian

Educative model

The foundational tenor of kinesiological work is the educational model, that is:


~ meaning learning as a lifelong process ~

is the generic term for all kinesiological branches.

Kinesiology is exclusively about new learning experiences, learning processes, and insights into which the client is accompanied.  It is not about diagnosis, healing, and/or treatment of patients. This also gives the concept of learning an expanded meaning.

Learning is not only understood as pure knowledge acquisition in the conventional sense (school, academic knowledge), but also as the following:

Learning and experiencing
– an improved physical condition,
– a more stable mental condition,
– new and expanded thought structures and patterns,
– health-oriented living and eating habits,
– balanced emotional patterns, etc.

Since every change presents the brain with new tasks and challenges, as already mentioned, the whole life can be seen as a constant learning process.

The different branches of kinesiology contribute to and support this learning process, whereby the responsibility for all learning progress and change always remains with the client.

The client’s energies, attuned to the new, process and transform what has been learned in a subjective way for the client’s own good.

Common to all kinesiological branches is muscle monitoring (also called muscle testing). The biofeedback of muscle monitoring is made possible by the spindle cell mechanism in every muscle, which always reports the length extension of a given muscle to the brain, so that it can, in case of danger, avoid injury by switching itself off.


Stressors of various kinds cause electromagnetic confusion in the brain and cause it to shut down the test muscle.

Under the term stressor, kinesiology understands triggers or causes of a blockage which arise in the body or are brought to it from the outside.

External stressors:
  • Dehydration
  • Wrong diet
  • Stressful situations
  • Electromagnetic radiation (fluorescent tubes, cell phone, television, computer,…)
  • Biochemical influences (toxins, dyes and preservatives, hypersensitivity to vaccinations,
    drugs, nicotine, alcohol,…)
  • Geopathic influences (water veins, faults,…)
  • Social environment, etc.
Stressors from within:
  • Emotional states
  • Structural problems
  • Traumas, phobias
  • Beliefs and thought patterns
  • Genetic stresses
  • Pressure to perform

A test muscle gives the kinesiologist information about energy blockages or the degree and type of stress. With the respective balancing techniques, the energy blockage/stress can be released. Through the resulting learning experience, the client can recognize and internalize the learning process holistically.


  • specific learning problems
  • spelling weaknesses
  • reading difficulties
  • reading and comprehension problems
  • arithmetic weaknesses
  • dyslexia – dyscalculia
  • attention and concentration problems
  • psychosomatic problems (nausea, tension,…)
  • emotional problems (frustration, dislike,..)
  • schoolwork and exam anxiety
  • motivation problems
  • lack of self-confidence
  • with dental adjustments and malpositions, etc.
  • who are extremely mentally challenged in their professional life (management position, self-employed,…)
  • who want to increase the efficiency of their activities (in all professions)
  • who have to learn something new or who have to retrain (languages, computer programs, change of job,…)
  • who are exposed to strong professional and private pressure
  • who suffer from mental overload at work (constantly increasing demands,…)
  • who have motivation problems or suffer from burn-out syndrome,
    who are often in poor health
  • who have reading/spelling/learning difficulties (dyslexia)
  • who have psychosomatic problems (nausea, tension, heart, stomach problems,…)
  • who have emotional problems (existential fear, depression, frustration, conflict situations, …)
  • with low self-confidence/self-esteem
  • with weight problems
  • with social challenges in family, relationships, …
  • with addictive behavior
  • with allergies, phobias (help or relief)

Note for clients

Kinesiological balances are not a substitute for medical or psychotherapeutic treatment. They serve only as an additional support.

If any of the above symptoms or complaints occur, first consult your doctor or therapist.