Applied Kinesiology (AK) was founded and developed by Dr. George J.Goodheart, Jr. AK is a hands on system that evaluates the structural,chemical and mental aspects of health using manual muscle testing, range of motion, and other standard methods of diagnosis. At Corpus Sanus we apply AK methods to locate unbalanced muscles, determine why the muscle is not functioning properly, and provide treatment to restore muscle functionality.
What makes us unique is the inclusion of Functional Biochemistry, a non-invasive evaluation of the chemical and nutritional aspects of your health, enabling us to provide a deeper investigation of your symptoms and move towards the cause of the problem.
AK treatments may involve specific joint mobilization, various myofascial therapies, cranial techniques, meridian, acupressure modalities, clinical nutritional/dietary management, evaluation of environment irritants and various reflex procedures.
The structural, chemical, and mental elements of your body interact with each other, and impact your overall health and well-being. For example: chronic back pain (structural) leads to chronic inflammatory process (chemical imbalances) that lead to fatigue, depression and/or anxiety (mental).
Lester Ponce, MKin, NASM
Lester was born in Havana, Cuba where his interest in anatomy began at an early age due to a passion for competitive water sports, most notably as a National Diving Champion and later as a member of the Cuban National Youth Water Polo team. In 1997 he was invited to study Sports Marketing at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. He then returned to Cuba to study at the University of Havana receiving his degree in Physical Culture, followed by a Degree and Licence in Pysical Education and Sport by the University of Havana
In 2002 Lester moved back to Canada permanently and began an apprenticeship program at Strategex Toronto focusing on Bio-Mechanics and Applied Kinesiology. At this time he also earned his Resistance Training Specialist certification. He is dedicated to ongoing professional development and attends regular workshops and seminars in advanced Applied Kinesiology and Functional Biochemistry both in North America and Europe. Lester is currently studying at the Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine in Toronto, in his last year of a three-year professional training program in classical Hahnemannian homeopathy.
Clients come to Lester for issues ranging from acute and chronic injuries such as back pain, frozen shoulder and migraines, to challenges that interfere with their day-to-day quality of life including anxiety, sleep disorders, and problems with diet, digestion, and nutrition. He specializes in difficult cases, and has a track record of providing solutions and relief for people who have been living in discomfort for years.
Education and Professional Development
2010-Present: Diploma, Canadian College of Homeopathic Medicine
2008: Resistance Training Specialist, LLC, Tom Purvis, PT
2007-2009: Functional Biochemistry, (100+ Hours), Dr. Chris Astill Smiths
2005-2006: Applied Kinesiology (100 Hour Course), Dr. David Leaf, D.C.
2004-2005: Functional Biochemistry, Dr. Chris Astill Smiths, D.O., N.D., DiBAK
2004: Body Talk Certification, Dr. John Velteim, DC
2003: Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
2001+2004: Resistance Training Specialist (Level 1 + 2), Tom Pervis, PT
2000: 6 year Degree, licenced in Physical Education and Sport, University of Havana, Cuba
1998: Bachelor of Physical Culture, University of Havana, Cuba