Graduate Training

ICAK-UK: Applied Kinesiology & Nerve Entrapment – How to unscramble Hidden Problems with AK

With Clive Lindley-Jones B.Ed. (Hons) D.O. D.I.B.A.K.

“A unique course which I can see will help me help all my patients immediately.  Most useful post 100 hours AK course I have done in 25 years.” – Steve Rudd, D.C.


About Clive

Clive has been a Teaching Diplomate  of the International College of Applied Kinesiology (I.C.A.K.), teaching throughout the U.K. and Europe, and further afield in Japan and Australia, as well as serving on their International Board of Examiners.  He is registered with the General Osteopathic Council, is a member of the Institute of Osteopathy  He has worked in private practice in Oxford for over thirty-five years and also taught at the European School of Osteopathy between 1983 and 1993,

He also holds a degree  in Education and Sociology, a Diploma in Transpersonal Psychotherapy, a Masters qualification in NLP as well as certifications in NLP & Health, Training & Consultancy & Coaching.

Clive was closely involved with  the Registered Charity, The Sunflower Trust teaching an AK, Functional Medicine & NLP based protocol for helping children who may be underachieving at school or have behaviour, learning or health difficulties.


Overview of the Two Weekend Course Structure

Clive’s decades of teaching and clinical experience  will help you develop your AK skills to find, often hidden, problems to make many more clinical problems understandable and eminently treatable.

This is an advanced AK course,  with clinicians taking the course being expected to have already completed the ICAK basic 100-hour course.  While this course has been taught many times, around the world, Clive is always adding new insights, so even those who have attended this course before, will find both new material, as well as greater understanding and clinical utilisation from the huge amount of AK wisdom collected together in one place.

This course is split into two weekends  for better comprehension, and will be extremely practical and of particular interest to those with a strongly neuro-musculo-skeletal interest.  It is based on some of the best of the AK findings used to uncover nerve entrapments and other problems relating to the head, neck, shoulders, upper extremity, as well as the lower torso, back and knees and lower extremity.

Teaching will include  lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions.  Each module includes copies of all slides, as well as a book of quick-reference flow diagrams to help you review and apply what you have learned.


Module 1 – The Head, Neck, Shoulders and Upper Extremity

This first module will start  with an overview of ways in which Professional Applied Kinesiology, can help the thinking clinician uncover a multitude of often hidden problems not always apparent to the beginner.  We will look at ways in which proprioception errors can cause a hidden cascade of muscle dysfunction, and ways of correcting this.

Starting at the head and neck,  you will learn how AK can help you better understand and treat six issues relating to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.  We’ll then look at six nerve entrapments around the elbow, as well as detailed examination of problems in the elbow and forearm, with a look at finding and fixing issues related to Repetitive Strain Injuries with detailed examination of the wrist and hand, too often left poorly diagnosed even amongst those with some AK knowledge.

You will be drilled in high quality muscle testing  in the upper extremity, including tests you may not know or utilise, that will aid in drilling down in challenging diagnostic situations.  This will give you greater insight into how you can use your in-depth knowledge of AK to uncover a diverse range of problems in the shoulder, arm, forearm, wrist and hand.

All of this  will constantly be related to the rest of the body to link up with Module 2.


Module 2 – The Lower Extremity

Building and connecting  to what you have learned in Module 1, we will start with detailed reviews of often unknown and therefore unused, essential muscle tests in the torso.  We will look at four nerve entrapments of the pelvis, two in the knee, and three in the feet, as well and live demonstrations of finding hidden problems that can frustrate the clinician trying to solve long-standing issues of pain and dysfunction in these areas.


Clive’s Lectures

Professional Applied Kinesiology  can be both exciting and puzzling to use and master.  Clive has been using AK clinically every day, and teaching its use around the world, for many decades, and loves nothing better than sharing and exploring what it can uncover with other enthusiastic clinicians around the world.  There can be a lot to cover, but Clive works hard to make your learning easy, fun and of permanent clinical value.

Course Reviews

“This course was one of the most thorough and well presented I have ever attended. The sheer quantity and quality of material taught was remarkable. Despite the immense amount of material to cover, the course was taught in a very relaxed and enjoyable way. What I have learned has already benefited my practice on a number of occasions.

It is unusual to retain quite so much information after a course, but Clive’s teaching makes it interesting and enjoyable, and the beautifully presented book he provides make it very easy to refresh your memory networks. The book contains comprehensive course notes and additional research papers. The teaching encourages you to think laterally and holistically, expands therapeutic possibilities, and gives you the tools to find and correct long-standing compensatory patterns.

I would thoroughly recommend this course to all AK practitioners, and feel it should be essential knowledge for anyone involved in musculoskeletal medicine.”

– Karen Willis, D.O., D.I.B.A.K., Past President ICAK-UK


“Horizon expanding: a very refreshing course for the practice.”

Dr Goldman, GP


“Very relevant on a practical level… glad that I did it.”

– Dr Lieble, Pain Specialist


“The most student friendly course I have attended.”

– P. Waite, D.C. M.C.S.P.


“Outstanding presentation of Anatomy and Neurology.”

– Dr Leon, Gynaecologist


“The course has taught me new ways to assess and treat both common and hidden problems which I see in daily practice.”

– John Goulbourn, D.O.


“Stimulating, clinically relevant and hopefully easy to integrate into practice.”

Amanda Green, D.C.