Nationality United States
|Name George Goodheart|
Spouse JoAnn Dutts
|Born August 18, 1918
Detroit, Michigan, United States (1918-08-18) |
Children Carroll Velie (Dennis) Elizabeth Goodheart Mark Goodheart (deceased)
Died March 5, 2008, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, United States
Education National University of Health Sciences
George goodheart early history
George Joseph Goodheart, Jr., D.C. (August 18, 1918 – March 5, 2008) was a chiropractor who founded applied kinesiology.
- George goodheart early history
- Applied kinesiology a tribute to founder dr george goodheart
- First official US Olympic team chiropractor
- Private life
Applied kinesiology a tribute to founder dr george goodheart
Goodheart served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, and was stationed in France and England. He was a Major at the age of 26 and was awarded the Bronze Star for inventing an electronic bombing release mechanism for P-47 ground attack missions, replacing an inaccurate mechanical mechanism . Goodheart attended the University of Detroit and the National College of Chiropractic. After graduating in 1939, he practiced in downtown Detroit with his father, George Goodheart, Sr., for over 30 years. He moved to an office in Grosse Pointe, where he made observations about muscle function and health and introduced Applied Kinesiology. The International College of Applied Kinesiology (ICAK) was founded in 1975 to provide instruction on Goodheart's research to interested health care professionals. Goodheart served as chairman of the Research Committee for the ICAK for 32 years. Goodheart authored many works on Applied Kinesiology and lectured on the topic frequently.
First official US Olympic team chiropractor
In 1979 Goodheart accompanied the US Olympic team to Lake Placid, New York, in the XIIIth Olympic Winter Games as the first official US Olympic team chiropractor.
Goodheart first married Catherine Carroll and had three children and several grandchildren. After she died he married JoAnn Dutts, with whom he did not have any children. Goodheart died March 5, 2008 at the age of 89.
He was the first chiropractor to serve on the U. S. Olympic Medical Team in 1980.
In 2001, Goodheart was placed onto Time's List of the Top 100 Alternative Medicine Innovators of the 21st Century.