Applied Physiology2016-12-11T15:36:52+00:00

Applied Physiology


Definition A “…system of stress management procedures using muscle monitoring and biofeedback, which allows the body to communicate what is out of balance and what it requires to correct each stress condition.”

AND they have special tuning forks for those who insist on wasting their hard-earned pay, available from

Applied Physiology was developed in the early 1980s by R Utt, who had initially undergone an apprenticeship in applied kinesiology. The state of the muscles is monitored using an indicator muscle–defined as one that is neither overstressed nor understressed. The indicator muscle communicates with what Utt termed the body’s own “biocomputer”–the innate intelligence that co-ordinates the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system; this in turn controls blood pressure, digestion, respiration, and other involuntary physiologic activities; once the imbalances are evaluated–based on the indicator muscle, ‘…important information is learned about the state of stress in tissues, organs, meridians, and emotions related to these points.’ Therapy is effected by acupressure; AP is believed by its advocates to be useful in rehabilitating patients with accidents, muscular dystrophy, polio and trauma, and in treating skin conditions, environmental and food-related ‘stress’, and dyslexia. Applied Physiologists undergo a 500-hour training course.

There are peer-reivewed mainstream studies to support Applied Physiology’s claimed success in treating anything. 


Definition Applied Physiology was a medical company which developed real time clinical decision support systems for the critical care environment, enabling staff to improve patient outcomes, increase safety and reduce operating costs.

In case you’re confused, the latter has a dash.

According to the website, Applied Physiology Pty Ltd ceased trading on 31st March 2014. The intellectual property of Applied Physiology Pty Ltd was acquired by CPL Innovations Pty Ltd. 


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