Fascinated by muscle testing and the connections between nerves and muscles, Simon set about learning all he could about Applied Kinesiology and eventually became a diplomate of the ICAK in 1996. He has gone on to teach hundreds of practitioners the principles of Proprioceptive Medicine and Afferent Input.
Simon King is an expert in Afferent Input and using Afferent Input to treat and prevent musculoskeletal injuries.
Over thirty years in practice, Simon has always strived to understand the true origins of disease and ill health. Fascinated by muscle testing and the connections between nerves and muscles, he set about learning all he could about Applied Kinesiology and eventually became a diplomate of the ICAK in 1996. He has gone on to teach hundreds of practitioners the principles of Proprioceptive Medicine and Afferent Input.
Simon is available Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. His specialties include sports injuries, sports performance enhancement, chronic pain and disability.
Simon King is a Berkhamsted-based Musculoskeletal Therapist and Kinesiologist who specialises in Afferent Input, a treatment approach that restores normal nerve impulses travelling towards the brain and spinal cord.
Afferent Input can be used to both diagnose and treat a whole host of aches, pains and ailments. With just two to four treatments Simon is able to help with most health problems and injuries and prevent others from taking hold by improving our body’s ability to heal and rebalance.
“I have always wanted to understand the true origins of disease and ill-health as they have such a huge impact on people’s lives,” says Simon, who delights in fixing long-term problems by unearthing and correcting the deficiencies or irritations that are causing them.
He adds; “The more I researched muscle testing and the connections between nerves and muscles the more I realised what a difference treatment through Afferent Input made so I made it my mission to help as many patients as possible and train other practitioners to do the same.”
Whether you’ve got a niggling long-term problem that other experts are struggling to fix or you are just feeling a bit out of whack, Simon should be next on your to-do list. And he has got some pretty impressive happy customers. Strongman Arram Eghoyan, who has 11 world titles to his name, was struggling with a catastrophic and potentially career-ending injury when he sought Simon’s help.
“I just felt like my body wasn’t performing at its maximum. My leg wasn’t working on one side which caused imbalance in my body,” says Arram, who was referred to Simon by his chiropractor and was desperate to fix his injury.
He adds; “I’d been to see so many experts to find out why my left leg wasn’t firing properly but none of them could work out why, until I met Simon. He examined me and traced the problem with my leg to my back and was able to treat me with Afferent Input. It was pretty amazing. I was back in the gym the next day and lifting far more than I’d been able to for months.”
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You don’t need to be an award-winning sportsman to benefit from Afferent Input. The tiniest imbalance in our bodies can cause chaos and can be traced back to anything from old fillings to an undiagnosed hernia. Luckily, Simon is making it his mission to fix us one fault at a time.
Simon King is the founder of the Association of Afferent Input Practitioners, a growing group of health professionals putting afferent input to work in their practice. He grew up in New Zealand and had his first chiropractic treatment after falling off a chair at the age of six. That early treatment seemed to end his prior need for weekly blood tests that were searching for the origin of a “leukaemic-like” condition and ironically, low muscle tone. At the age of 14, the chiropractic philosophy that the body would look after itself if the nervous system was working properly seemed so appealing that he chose this as his future career. Simon also took up bike racing and made the NZ cycling team at the age of 17, competing in road and track events in New Zealand and Australia, including the Empire Games in 1980, which has given him an invaluable insight into the impact of sports injuries.
He started his chiropractic studies at the RMIT (then PIT) in Melbourne, being part of the first ever government-funded chiropractic course. After five years’ full-time study he practiced for two years on the Gold Coast in Australia before taking up a teaching post at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic in Bournemouth, England. He then practiced in Retford and Grantham. As his practice developed, he became fascinated by the fact that certain patients responded to treatment easily while others did not and the difference could not be explained by current knowledge or teaching, so he studied and became proficient in Applied Kinesiology, a system of diagnosis based on manual muscle testing and became a diplomate of the International College of Applied Kinesiology in 1996. The theory that became Afferent Input grew out of his desire to understand the facilitation and inhibition that are fundamental to Applied Kinesiology. He has been teaching Afferent Input to health professionals for 20 years and is currently practicing in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
Simon is available Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. His specialties include sports injuries, sports performance enhancement, chronic pain and disability. The first diagnostic appointment is £75 followed by £50 thereafter.
New Patient Consultation £75
Follow-up Treatments £50
Practitioner Referrals £100
Practitioner Referral – Many practitioners appreciate a second opinion or additional insight as to what the issue might be with difficult patients or problems. Simon is happy to offer these “one-off” visits to guide future treatment. These are longer appointments and the referring practitioner is welcome to accompany the patient or video the visit if that would be useful.
Every treatment comes with a double guarantee. If you’re not delighted with the outcome of the visit, tell us within 48 hours and you will be offered a reassessment visit and/or a full refund.
In my mid 50s and fairly sporty – I developed a hip ache, aching joints, discomfort in my foot, pain when kneeling and various other “niggles” which physiotherapists and my osteopath couldn’t find a long term fix for. My Yoga instructor suggested I visit this clinic and saw a kinesiologist. I googled it initially and had it not been for the recommendation from her I would have been put off by the on line video of kinesiology in practice as their appeared to be very little “hands on” treatment. However, the result was astonishing! After the first half an hour of treatment I skipped out of the clinic without foot pain, was diagnosed and treated for thyroid problems (who knew?) had a hernia sorted out (again, a surprise to me) and my hip pain totally disappeared. Since then I’ve had one more visit after having a mercury filling removed from a tooth to finalise all the corrections and complete the treatment and feel better than ever. I realise now that just because we’re getting older we should not accept aches and pains as a natural progession of ageing! I now have a three month maintenance check up to ensure everything is working correctly and prevent future potential problems from developing. Worth every penny. –