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Muscle Energy Techniques with DVD-ROM

This comprehensive text describes the basis and practice of Muscle Energy Techniques (MET), a widely recognized approach to treating musculoskeletal dysfunction. It describes those manipulative techniques in which a patient, on request, actively uses his or her muscles from a controlled position in a specific direction against a distinct counterforce applied by the practitioner. These techniques are combined from methods used in physical therapy, osteopathy, chiropractic and manual medicine. A companion DVD-ROM includes video clips demonstrating the application of techniques.

Audience
All Manual therapists ie osteopaths, chiropractors, manipulative physical therapists – students and practitioners for all groups. Orthopaedic medicine practitioners. Massage therapists. All those working in sports training and rehab.

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Published: October 2006

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-3243-1

Contents

  • 1. An introduction to muscle energy techniques

    2. Patterns of function and dysfunction

    3. How to use MET

    4. NEW! Muscle energy technique: efficacy and research

    5. Sequential assessment and MET treatment of main postural muscles

    6. MET and the treatment of joints

    7. Integrated neuromuscular inhibition technique (INIT)

    8. Manual resistance techniques in rehabilitation

    9. NEW! Muscle Energy Technique in the physical medicine settings

    10. NEW! MET in a massage therapy setting

    11. NEW! MET in treatment of athletic injuries

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