Muscle Energy Techniques with DVD-ROM

Edited by

  • 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

By

  • 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

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.
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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.

 

Book information

  • 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