Muscle Energy Techniques PDF

Muscle Energy Techniques PDF

Download Muscle Energy Techniques PDF book free 2nd Edition – From Muscle Energy Techniques PDF: This comprehensive text describes the basis and practice of Muscle Energy Techniques (MET), a widely recognized approach to treating musculoskeletal dysfunction. Buy from Amazon

Muscle Energy Techniques PDF

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.

Features – Muscle Energy Techniques PDF

  • Details the background to soft tissue dysfunction and explains the chain reactions which occur as part of such dysfunctions.
  • Provides precise assessment and diagnosis guidelines.
  • Gives many variations on the safe use of MET in acute, chronic, and rehabilitation settings.
  • Explains the use of MET for whole muscle problems, local dysfunction, and joint restrictions.
  • Suggests patient self-application methods.
  • Includes a companion DVD-ROM with video clips of the author demonstrating the techniques.

Editorial Reviews

Review – Muscle Energy Techniques PDF

“The addition of a CD-Rom to supplement the practical descriptions is probably worth the expense of buying a new copy alone. Video clips on (the) CD-Rom provide that additional perspective when explaining a practical topic that is sometimes dificult to do in 2D format. Well done to the author and publishers for this welcome innovation.” Nicola Phillips, Physical Therapy in Sport (2002)


For many this book is thought to be the bible for Muscle Energy Technique (MET). And quite honestly I can well understand why. The book is simple to read, with very nice pictures which make it easier to understand the content and it shows uses for MET for every possible (and you would think impossible) situation. This book is very informative and yet practical at the same time. Muscle Energy Techniques PDF
I would also like to recommend this book for athletic trainers and strength coaches who are interested in prehab protocols which is always getting more and more popular within the athletic and strength training profession. With understanding of MET principles shown in this book the stretching sessions with clients will be brought up many levels in professionalism and effectiveness and will have a profound prophylactic purpose on athletes.
The accompanied DVD will make it easy to learn all the techniques, all is needed is a clinic table (or just about anything you can lie on), a willing model and the enthusiasm to learn.

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About the Authors

Leon Chaitow Author

Leon Chaitow ND DO is an internationally known and respected osteopathic and naturopathic practitioner and teacher of soft tissue manipulation methods of treatment. He is author of over 60 books, including a series on Advanced Soft Tissue Manipulation (Muscle Energy Techniques, Positional Release Techniques, Modern Neuromuscular Techniques) and also Palpation Skills; Cranial – Muscle Energy Techniques PDF

Manipulation: Theory and Practice; Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Practitioner’s Guide to Treatment, and many more. He is editor of the peer reviewed Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, that offers a multidisciplinary perspective on physical methods of patient care. Leon Chaitow was for many years senior lecturer on the Therapeutic Bodywork degree courses which he helped to design at the School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, where is he now an Honorary Fellow. He continues to teach and practice part-time in London, when not in Corfu, Greece where he focuses on his writing.

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