Muscle Energy Technique Workshop
What is Muscle Energy Technique?
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) was originally developed by Dr. Fred Mitchell Osteopathic physician and his son Dr. Fred Mitchell, Jr. The purpose of MET is utilize the patient’s muscle contractions and body positioning to normalize joint moment. The theory behind MET is that if a joint is not used to its full range of motion, it is likely that its overall range of motion will minimize and it will be at a greater risk of strains and injuries. A full and complete manual therapy system for using MET, will allow for therapists to evaluate and treat joint restrictions of areas: Lower Limbs, Hip and Trunk and Upper Limbs of the body.
How does Muscle Energy Technique work?
Muscle energy is a direct and active technique; meaning it engages a restrictive barrier and requires the patient's participation for maximal effect. During a typical Muscle Energy Technique session, the patient is asked to contract a muscle in the affected area for approximately five seconds while overcoming a resistance to this contraction which is applied by the therapist. The set of contractions helps to stretch and lengthen the contracted or spastic muscle. MET also helps strengthen the muscle group in a specific area; increases range of motion and relieve pain.
Benefits of using Muscle Energy Technique
Muscle Energy Technique is used to treat patients who have limited range motion due to back, neck and shoulder pain, scoliosis, sciatica, asymmetrical legs, hips or arms. It can also benefit patients in treating joint stiffness, muscle pain and injury. MET is used as a tool diagnose and identify restrictions in range of motion and help correct these restrictions. During our 3-Day course you will learn the different techniques of MET and how to use them for patients and clients effectively in a safe way.