Dr. Alan Beardall, DC was born in Springville, Utah in 1938. He graduated from Los Angeles Chiropractic College in 1968 and began practicing in Lake Oswego, Oregon shortly thereafter.

Dr. Beardall, DC did extensive lecturing in the past on Athletic Injuries of the Lower Extremities. He taught Kinesiology at Western States Chiropractic College and spoke at several state conventions. Dr. Beardall, DC published numerous articles covering various original research topics.

Dr. Beardall, DC established muscle tests for over 250 different muscles as well as assignments of computer numbers to all the muscles of the body. He published five muscle testing manuals which are the most copied muscle testing manuals in history. In the manuals, Dr. Beardall, DC presents each individual muscle tests along with the factors that need to be considered to restore proper muscle function: neurolymphatic reflexes, neurovascular reflexes, visceral organ reflexes, muscle acupuncture point, spinal vertebrae, spinal myomere level, Lovette Brother vertebrae, cranial bone, foot bone, nutrition, as well as a method to determine the emotional component preventing restoration. 

Alan’s extensive muscle research led to his treatment of top level athletes from all over the world. He also was the team doctor for the 1984 US Summer Olympic team in Los Angeles, California.

In addition, Dr. Beardall, DC had developed and refined a non-invasive diagnostic technique involving the biocomputer, clearing techniques and its computer characters (Hand Modes). 

Beardall established that the thumb and each finger represented a specific type of energy flow:

  • thumb to index finger responded to structural stresses;
  • thumb to middle finger responded to nutritional stresses;
  • thumb to ring finger responded to emotional stresses; and
  • thumb to little finger responded to energetic stresses such as meridian Ch’i  imbalances.

Starting from this 4 ones, he has devised over 200 original hand modes. The basis of Dr. Beardall's work is the biocomputer model which looks at the body as a living computer having many similarities but being far superior to the electronic computer.

Beardall also developed another technique central to current kinesiology, a means of retaining “energetic” information over time based upon the sensory output of sensors in the hip joints. While he originally called this procedure “pause lock”, it is now called “retaining mode”, “circuit mode” or simply, putting an imbalance “in circuit” in other  kinesiology systems.

Beardall’s hand modes now generally called “finger modes” in other kinesiologies, along with the complementary technique of retaining this energetic information over time by “putting it into circuit”, are some of the most important tools used in modern kinesiology systems.