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Maintaining Body Balance, Flexibility & Stability

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

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.


Published: December 2003

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-3654-5


  • Introduction
    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


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