Afferentology Online Course for Chiropractors and Osteopaths

Who Is This Course For?

The Afferentology Online Course for Chiropractors and Osteopaths is for practitioners trained in adjustment and manipulation, and this includes physiotherapists trained in manipulation. It builds on Modules 1 and 2 from the Free Course in Afferentology, being more comprehensive with a greater emphasis on the spine, particularly how to use Afferentology techniques to test individual spinal segments and find the most effective adjustments to eliminate all the patient’s muscle inhibitions as efficiently as possible.


Ever wondered why you get one patient better in 2-3 visits and another with an almost identical presentation takes forever or doesn’t get better at all? This course will help you understand why and teach you what to do about it.

Develop excellent examination protocols

Although we might hate to admit it. Chiropractors and Osteopaths don’t move bones (or joints) – muscles do.

If we want our corrections to work better, we must approach each patient by addressing their muscle tone.

Until the muscle tone is normalised, adjustments won’t hold and corrections will have only temporary effects.

This course allows you to see beyond bones and joints, beyond the mechanical nature of the body and into the neurology. However, we are not so much interested in brain patterns and tracts, our interest is in musculo-spinal reflexes which control tone and movement.

Stop Guessing

Population-based studies can’t help you with an individual patient, unless you like gambling. You need solid information to base clinical decisions on and afferent input gives you that. Everything we teach is true of every vertebrate, any animal with a nervous system and quite a few that don’t have one (not that you’re likely to be treating amoebae!).

Afferentology Course Outline

In this course you get access to 12 modules of the Health Professionals course PLUS another 18 modules directed specifically to Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Physiotherapists trained in manipulation. These advanced lessons focus on how to examine, test and treat the spine to optimise afferent input using adjustive techniques not taught in traditional chiropractic, osteopathy or physiotherapy.

This course features 7 hours of video (7 hours CPD) in 29 bite-sized lessons created and presented by Simon King, the Founder of the Association of Certified Afferentologists.

They are a mixture of lecture, clinical demonstration and seminar footage which teaches chiropractors and osteopaths advanced examination and treatment techniques to care for difficult and complex patients.

What you will learn on this Course

How to test for weakness

You’ll learn how to test EVERY muscle, even the ones that “can’t” be tested.

“Muscle inhibition” is the silent epidemic behind all injury and most illness, but you’ll never know how common it is if you don’t test for it.

How To Assess Muscle Tone

Within every muscle fibre are muscle spindles signalling exactly what tension each muscle is under and the length of that muscle.

Learn how to extract that information so you can return the tone of every muscle to normal, not too tight and not too inhibited.

Answers for complex cases

Not every patient is straightforward. Some have local inhibition and weakness, others have bilateral weakness, multiple weaknesses and a few present with global weakness.

This course gives you the tools and the principles you need to solve all these issues.

How to find and fix hypertonicity

Just as some muscles can be inhibited, others can be too tight (or over-stimulated). 

We give you simple techniques to determine whether a patient is just strong or actually abnormal in their muscle tone, PLUS, we teach you how to overcome hypertonicity permanently. 

Nutritional Testing

Once you have found muscle inhibition we run through many treatment options.

Global muscle inhibition is often due to a nutritional deficiency or a toxicity from taste, smell or something foreign in their body, like an amalgam filling or denture paste.

Afferentology helps you work out exactly what your patient is deficient in or what might be causing their toxicity.

Jewellery and Dentistry

If you’ve ever wondered what you’re missing with a patient, one of the major overlooked causes of abnormal afferent input is metal jewellery, especially piercings. Or you need to look in their mouth to see if the problem is in their teeth.

This course gives you an introduction to the dental problems which cause faulty afferent input and disrupt motor control to the body.

Using strength as your guide, you will be able to determine if jewellery is preventing the recovery of your patient.

Ready to take your practice to the next level?

What our Students Say

“The most logical and rational approach to muscle testing, diagnosis and patient betterment that I have read, listened to or practiced.”

Alan Jenks
Chiropractor, Canada

Just wanted to thank you for the great courses, and I am using the knowledge from the courses on every patient I have, and they couldn’t be happier. This really is accelerates the Philosophy from structure to function.

Leif Petter Sigmundstad
Physiotherapist, Sweden

Life changing is all I can say, phenomenal results and happy patients. Never been so content as a practitioner as I have been since learning these skills, thank you.

Mark Tucker
Chiropractor, London