Muscle Energy Techn
MET is integrated into Massage
and other treatments
facilitated by Kerry
Muscle Energy Technique can be integrated during a treatment where necessary or can be taught and given as an exercise
to help you in
between your visits
What is MET
Muscle Energy Technique is derived from Osteopathic principles.
The theory behind MET suggests that if a joint isn’t used to its full range of motion, its function will lessen and it will be at risk of suffering strains and injuries.
This form of muscular therapy makes use of a patient's own muscle energy (the force); while the therapist presents a stationary surface (or anti-force) the patient will contract their muscle against to stretch the muscle and joint to its full potential.
Muscle energy techniques are applied to a patient to lengthen shortened or spastic muscles, to improve weakened ligament and muscle strength, and to improve range of motion.
This procedure is performed when a patient is asked to contract a muscle for approximately 5-seconds against an anti-force applied by the therapist. The muscle contraction is performed by the client 2 or 3 times in a row in the hopes to stretch the muscle further each time.
Muscle energy techniques can be applied safely to almost any joint in the body.