Maintaining Body Balance, Flexibility & Stability

A Practical Guide to the Prevention & Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain & Dysfunction


  • Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK), Registered Osteopath and Naturopath; Honorary Fellow and Former Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK; Fellow, British Naturopathic Association.; Fellow, College of Osteopaths, UK

With a focus on helping clients participate in the self-management of their own treatment, this collection of effective and safe techniques and exercises provides practical information on relaxing muscles in spasm and easing associated muscular pain. Reader-friendly and accessible, it provides numerous exercises that can be used to treat existing conditions or to prevent further injury. While the exercises can be used in a management program under the direction of any therapist involved in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, they are also ideal for home use — so patients can do them without special equipment or the assistance of others.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2003
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-3654-5

Table of Contents

Instructing patients in self-help techniques
Explaining the different forms of muscle energy technique
Explanations and summaries of MET methods
Muscles: types and tests
Muscle energy techniques in action
Explaining trigger points and their importance
Self-mobilisation methods
Strain and counterstrain techniques