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Muscle Energy Techniques & Website E-Book, 4th Edition

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The new edition of this popular paperback continues to present the scientific basis and practice of Muscle Energy Techniques (METs), a widely recognized and effective approach to the treatment of certain categories of musculoskeletal dysfunction.

The internationally renowned author team - under the guidance of Leon Chaitow - present the role of METs in the treatment of whole muscle problems, local dysfunction and joint restrictions in a variety of patient settings. Examples include the use of MET methodology in the treatment of a wide range of acute and chronic pain conditions, the prevention and management of trauma and repetitive strain injuries in athletes, and its successful incorporation into physiotherapy, chiropractic, osteopathic and massage therapy environments.

The book clearly presents the latest research findings underpinning MET methodology and guides the reader in the effective application of METs in both treatment and rehabilitative settings via the use of clearly written text, abundant diagrams, photographs and educational film clips on an associated website.

Now published for the first time in full colour, this volume will be ideal for all those professionals who have an interest in human movement: physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians and osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, exercise scientists, manual therapists, massage therapists and personal trainers.

New to This Edition

    • Now published in full colour throughout
    • Presents the latest research findings underpinning the practice of MET methodology from differing areas of practice
    • Presents the increasingly refined ways of using the variety of MET methods to allow the reader to safely apply them in a variety of settings
    • Video clips on an associated website presents practical examples of the METs explored in the book
    • Contains a new chapter on the history of MET to provide useful insights from pioneers of the method
    • New chapters by orthopaedic surgeons discuss the relevance of MET in the rehabilitative setting
    • Contains a completely new chapter on the relevance of MET to massage therapy as well as expanded sections on its value in chiropractic, sports injury and physiotherapy
    • Contains an increased emphasis on pulsed MET and isotonic eccentric stretching  

Key Features

    • Introduces new methodology and instructs in the scientific basis and correct application of existing METs
    • Explains the value of METs in the treatment of a variety of problems ranging from hypertonicity and muscle tightness to joint dysfunction and joint capsule adhesions
    • Provides precise assessment and diagnosis guidelines from a variety of perspectives including osteopathy, chiropractic, physical therapy, athletic training and massage therapy
    • Details the background to soft tissue dysfunction and explains the adaptive chain reactions that both produce and result from dysfunction
    • Gives many variations on the safe use of MET in acute, chronic and rehabilitation settings
    • Highly illustrated with full-colour line drawings and diagrams
    • Supplemented by a website which includes video clips of experienced practitioners demonstrating the techniques
    • Ideal for experienced practitioners as well as those taking undergraduate and postgraduate courses in manual therapy

Author Information

    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

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Muscle Energy Techniques & Website E-Book, 4th Edition
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  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • Copyright: 2013