March 7, 2008 — George J. Goodheart, DC, the founder of applied kinesiology, passed away March 5, 2008, at the age of 89. He died at his home in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., in the company of his wife, JoAnn.
As a second generation doctor of chiropractic, Dr. Goodheart made his initial discoveries of applied kinesiology in 1964, and began a distinguished professional career that included being the first chiropractor appointed to the U.S. Olympic Sports Medicine Committee for the 1980 Lake Placid Games.
He was also nominated in April of 1988 for the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award bestowed by the president on behalf of the nation.
Dr. Goodheart was featured in a Time Magazine article entitled “A New Breed of Healers,” on April 16, 2001. In the article he was dubbed “The Man with Magic Fingers.”
Dr. Goodheart was the chair of the research committee for the International College of Applied Kinesiology-U.S.A. for 32 years.
Source: International College of Applied Kinesiology – USA, www.icakusa.com