Experience the healing power of touch

Chiropractic literally means ‘done by hand.’ At The Optimal Living Institute we believe in the immense healing power of touch and chiropractic care. We use chiropractic to remove stressors off of your nervous system so your body can function at the highest level. Chiropractic care is useful for babies, children, adults, and the elderly and we treat each of those age ranges here. At The Optimal Living Institute we use a technique called Diversified to restore proper movement. And we also utilized Applied Kinesiology to better assist us in finding the precise and specific areas for our adjustments.

At The Optimal Living Institute we emphasize the importance of adjusting the whole body every time. Our initial session is 60 minutes long where we go over an extensive health history, kinesiological exam and treatment. Follow up visits after that are 30 minutes due to the importance and time that it takes for a thorough exam and adjustment.

Kinesiology, also known as human kinetics, is the science of human movement.

Applied Kinesiology is a system that provides feedback on the functional status of the body. It was developed in the 1960s by Dr. George Goodheart, in which he discovered that the evaluation of normal and abnormal body function could be accomplished by using muscle testing. Since this original discovery, the examination has gone on to evaluate the lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, meridian, vascular, cranial, stress, and nutritional systems of the body. All of these components are vital in maintaining the “Triad of Health.”

The “Triad of Health” is composed of the Chemical, Mental, and Structural elements of the body. If any one of these components is out of balance it can cause the whole body to go out of balance. This can result in anything from chronic pain and disease to anxiety and depression. By using Applied Kinesiology we can help bring back the balance to the body and return health and vitality.

How does it work?

Muscles are tested in different areas of the body in a manner that evaluates each specific muscle. During the examination, the doctor will find some muscles that test strong and others that test weak. The “weakness” indicates not only dysfunction of the muscle, but possibly poor control of an organ, gland, or other tissue. The doctor then decides which therapy is the best for that dysfunction. Sometimes the body needs a manual chiropractic adjustment and muscle manipulation. Other times you may need cold laser therapy or nutritional support. Every patient is different and it is the job of your Kinesiologist to find the best approach to your body.

What are the benefits of Chiropractic Kinesiology?

The basic principle behind kinesiology is getting to the root of your ailments and not just simply treating symptoms. By looking at the body as a whole, holistic techniques promote healing to more than one area at a time. Chiropractic works to remove the stressors from your nervous system which can help your body regulate better. Below are some conditions we often treat.

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Migraines/ Headaches
  • Sciatica
  • Disc Injuries
  • Athletic Injuries
  • TMJ Pain
  • TMJ Pain
  • Pregnancy Support
  • Child Chiropractic
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Whiplash/ Auto Accident
  • Vertigo
  • Work Injuries
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Tailbone/ Coccyx Pain

Phone: 208-930-4177

Optimal Living Institute Fax: 208-930-4174

OLI Pediatric DPC Fax: 208-930-4691 

2775 N. Howard Street, Suite B  Coeur d' Alene, ID 83815

Monday: 9-3   Tuesday: 10-5   Wednesday: 9-3   Thursday: 10-5   Friday: 9-1