Popular Questions and Answers

Do I need to add an end date? 

 No – just add in the date you started the course.

How does this Workbook thing actually work? Do I submit it at the end of each Module for approval and you sign off the entire book at the end of the course?


Sorry if it was not clear for you about how the Workbook actually works. This can vary depending on the student. Some people like to submit it at the end of each Module for me to check and sign off and other students like to do the whole thing and hand it in at the end. It is totally up to you!

What is the SKART Therapy Practitioners Group?


SKART Therapy Practitioners Group is a Facebook group you can join to keep up to date with information, to hear about new courses, and to discuss treatment protocols.

Why haven’t I heard of SKART before?


Even though I have been using this technique for over 25 years it is very new to the marketplace. SKART is my name for the techniques used.

Is support available?


Yes, support is included with the training I am available via email, messenger, and other social media platforms. 

What is Kinesiology, Touch for Health?


Through the course we fully cover many aspects of Kinesiology and how to do it so that you feel comfortable using it as an amazing diagnostic, treatment and feedback tool. Learning touch for health was a start for me but it is complicated. What I teach is more along advanced chiropractic techniques but much simpler and gentler.

I am also hoping that with this course we can get Kinesiology more out there in the world. It is such an amazing technique that can change the lives of so many.

Is this similar to what an Osteopath or Chiropractor would do? 


It sounds like you get good results already, but this technique is probably different to anything that you have used before because you are actually learning to realign the spine and to ease bones back into their correct positions. The beauty of testing on structural issues is that the results are really clear and once treatment is done you get the sense of satisfaction that the correction has worked and you have the feedback technique to show this.

What case history management programme can I use?


To submit your case histories these can be handwritten, or there are many different case history management programmes you can use, some people have said (Nookle) is good.

What Covid Measures should I have in place.


To create distance between yourself and the client. I wear gloves and test and treat from the side so we are not breathing on each other, even though we are both wearing masks for close up work. You can experiment with what works for you with prone testing for spine/pelvis and supine testing for other areas.

Do you recommend / use any tools to help with acupressure?


I do not tend to use tools but if I do need more pressure, I have a massage dolphin which can work quite well, Acupressure treatment can be done both lying and sitting.

I was treating each vertebra as I found issues rather than testing all of them and coming back to treat them.


That is fine treating each vertebra as you find it rather than testing all and coming back to treat. That is the best way to do it, but I did the testing and treating techniques in two modules so that you got testing practice in before you started treating areas.

I treated my husband’s neck and after he felt a bit lightheaded and giddy so I stopped. Is this a normal reaction or have I inadvertently mistreated him?


You can occasionally get a lightheaded feeling as the energy shifts, but also check the C1/ 2 area with the head tilted forward to make sure it is not coming from this area, as if that area is out of place it can sometimes cause giddiness.​ 

Do you use “we transfer”?

I have not used “we transfer” before. But I am happy to try that and yes, I will need file names logged in the workbook for reference. 

Re Filming SKM 5&6 I am planning to combine elements of 5, 6 & 8 together by filming the assessment/ treatment of my partner and the other 2 individuals.

Schedule in a zoom or Skype appointment with me and I can see you run through the techniques on e.g. your husband, so we can tick of modules 5 and 6.

Don’t worry about being in location I’m happy for you to demonstrate in a living room etc.

Remember with Modules 5 and 6 the evidence can be done through written, photographic, video evidence or directly with me through either zoom or skype.

I will make sure when submitting that it is clear what can be found in which video?

Re videos - I only need to see a video or online demo of the techniques on one person - for module 5 and 6. The videos are for evidence that you are using the correct treatment techniques as in module 6 so you just need a demo person, I do not need to see faces. It can also be done with photos or one to one with me via messenger. 

I have reservation about videoing clients!

Re module 9 – I only need forms, no videos for client case histories.

As the treatments are of course under patient privacy so, we use the feedback sheets from the treatments as evidence. 

I have not used “we transfer” before. But I am happy to try that and yes, I will need file names logged in the workbook for reference.

Schedule in a zoom or skype appointment with me and I can see you run through the techniques on e.g. your husband, so we can tick of modules 5 and 6.

Don’t worry about being in location I’m happy for you to demonstrate in a living room etc.

Remember with Modules 5 and 6 the evidence can be done through written, photographic, video evidence or directly with me through either zoom or skype.

Re videos - I only need to see a video or online demo of the techniques on one person - for module 5 and 6. The videos are for evidence that you are using the correct treatment techniques as in module 6 so you just need a demo person, I do not need to see faces. It can also be done with photos or one to one with me via messenger.

Re module 9 – I only need forms, no videos for client case histories.

As the treatments are of course under patient privacy so, we use the feedback sheets from the treatments as evidence. 

What do I need to do for module 9?


For this area look at PowerPoint 9 slide 3 you need to provide evidence for the treatment of 6 people with SKART which is providing evidence of treatment which includes a copy of their case history with name replaced with number 1, then 2 etc up to 6 plus a copy of handouts 12 13 and 14 for each client. To show treatment progress and feedback. 

Could I test in a different sequence to you? 


 Yes, don’t get too hung up on where in the testing process you do everything as long as they are tested, I tend to work down as it’s easier for me to remember what I have tested but yes, the cranium and lymphatics can both be treated lying down.

I have just enrolled in the course and wonder if all the modules are with the muscle picture in the background?


Yes, all the course and modules are with the muscle or a spine picture in the background. I am sorry you find it exceedingly difficult and off putting to read the text. Once you have downloaded a module you can save it as a different document which you can change as you need. Unfortunately, I do not have copies of the modules without the picture in the background. 

We have confirmation that Balens can provide cover for SKART upon completion of the course.


Once you have attained the certification, send this through to us, and we can add this to your cover.

Kind Regards Connor Walwyn -Insurance Administration - Affinity Schemes Department Balens Ltd www.balens.co.uk Affinity Dept., 01684 580771 Main Office- 01684 893006 

I cannot seem to retain the info unless I am looking at notes or actively researching/writing. Any suggestions?


Keep with it, you do not have to remember everything modules 2, 3 and 4 are more for an overview the most important stuff is in modules 5 and 6.

Which one was the stress point?


The stress point was the one in module 1 right in the middle of the chest plate which goes weak in 99 % of the population some people just need more pressure on testing than others.

I cannot get a weak response from my client even after stimulation. This means it is going to be difficult to practice on him as I will never be sure if I am getting a genuine response to the stimulus or a false response every time. Do you have any suggestions that may help me with this type of patient for future assessments?


Re your client, this is sometimes the case with men as they can overpower the testing, do you get a weak arm when you use CV17 - stress chest point?

Make sure his arm is properly to the side or in front so he can’t incorporate other muscles, If he weakens with the stress point do this test on him before other tests to allow him to learn its ok to let the arm go and not fight you. You never know he might just have a really good lymphatic system. 

Being extremely dyslexic I struggle with retention of solid fact; do you have any recommendations as to “hangers” I can use to help memorise the meridian pathways and common weaknesses?


Try and work through the whole course with an overview, then revisit areas you feel need to be more thoroughly considered.

I understand about being dyslexic as this is also a problem I had, but you’re doing really well so don't put too much pressure on yourself to remember all the information as it will fall into place as you move through the course. I find doing the Cross crawl helps with my dyslexia if my brain switches off. When I was 1st learning the organs and symptoms, I wrote a poem for each, but different things work for different people. 

How long is the course?

There must be an approximate time frame for the course to be completed.

In your experience, how long does it take the average student to complete the course?

What is the shortest time, please?


To complete the course, at a pace to suit you. There are 9 Modules, and I completed a Module a week for 6 weeks, and the final 3 I could do in a week. Then I started my case studies.

Re your question how long does the course take? This is up to you as it can be done at your own pace. There are nine modules each module will take a few hours to complete depends on how fast you read and work.

Re your question the quickest student to complete the course covering all of the modules was a week, they then took another 5 weeks to do the patient assessments required. As they saw their patients weekly. It does not have to be weekly the patient assessment could be done every couple of days.

Who learns SKART?


Anyone who has an interest and wants to earn a qualification being able to treat backs and other structural conditions. 

Could I have my reference Number please It is not in the Log-in email you sent me?


Which is the relevant Id number for the front of the workbook.

Practitioner Award ID: 306176? Order ID: 7713147? The first number the practitioner Award ID would be great

The Workbook mentions a "Reference Number" (the number given to you at the start of the Course). Any other questions just ask

Why are magnets good?


 Re – magnets - I find them very useful and use them a lot on acupuncture points but for the course I put them about an inch and a half (5cms) either side of a vertebra I have corrected, as this can help it hold in position. 

Perhaps I have missed the point of your Questions. In Mod 2 - 1.1. I believe your questions asked for Meridians linked to specific organs. Unless I am mistaken; the Triple Heater and the Heart Constrictor Meridians are associated with "areas" of the body not specific organs.


Sorry I think because I come from the Acupuncture background we are taught the 12 meridians so even though the heart constrictor, related to the cavity that protects the heart and the triple heater, related to 3 sections of the body don’t have a specific western organ they are still needed

Re Module 4 what do you mean by locating structural areas?

I am wanting it from looking at the body with skin on, the lumps and bumps that show where the vertebra are, where the scapula is, the pelvis etc. How would you locate them on your client with palpation, what are you looking for?

In order to memorise Meridian Channels and NL points, I am going to buy a textbook. Which one do you recommend?


The best one to give you a good overview of the links between Acupuncture and Neuro lymphatic points is John Thie 's version of the Touch for Health manual. It can be expensive but there are second-hand versions around. Do not get too bogged down by this though as this is not the main part of treatment. It is not necessary to memorise Meridian Channels and NL points having a chart up on a wall can help. 

Where are the back Shu points?


The Back Shu points relate to acupuncture points on the back

The Back Shu point are all on the Bladder channel down the back, but it has related command points on it for the other meridians. The spleen is BL20 which is on the line between T11 and T12.

I am a bit confused about the Neuro -lymphatic points?

What do NL points relate to?


Avoid getting hung up on learning all the Neuro-lymphatic points as there are a lot of them and can get a bit confusing. Think overview and you can refer back to them for specific patients. They work as another treatment support technique to Skart therapy.

Checking the front and back NL points can give you more of an idea of how to flush areas, as NL points relate to the lymphatic system and by working on such points you are helping to release any blockages and stimulate healing.

You need to know that the neuro-lymphatic points are associated with specific meridians. But you do not need to know them off by heart but knowing about them can be useful when treating areas later. 

Do the back Shu and spinal NL points do the same thing?


These points can be very close together next to the spine, but they do different things.

The Back Shu points on the Acupuncture Bladder channel are further out from the midline by about 5 cm out from the central spine area.

These points are great to put magnets on either side to support the corrected vertebra at that level or to massage the points either side to release a muscle that is too tight and to strengthen up a weak area.

If you find a tender spot on or near the spine it is good to massage that spot and also check its mirror image on the other side of the spine.

The (Neuro-Lymphatic) NL points are not actually on the meridians but linked to them. The NL points are different to the back Shu points and more lymphatic tissue related and are used as flushes to move energy.

You can find the information on the Neuro-Lymphatic chart on page 5 of the second Power Point In lymphatics. Some of the points have organ abbreviations these are the same as the acupuncture meridian abbreviations which you can find in the acupressure module.

For example: the abbreviation GB relates to the Gall Bladder channel and the neuro-lymphatic points for this is about 2.5 cm either side of the upper spine at the back and either side of the chest plate at the front. These points can be used to help the energy in the gallbladder channel flow better and work with gallbladder problems.

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