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Muscle Energy Techniques & Website, 4th Edition

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Muscle Energy Techniques 4e sets out clear, practical and clinical guidelines for all students and practitioners wishing to use MET techniques as part of their patient management. Fully updated and now published in full colour throughout, this book has an accompanying website with video clips presenting the full array of modern METs in a variety of acute, chronic and rehabilitation settings.

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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

Published Reviews

    Comments about previous editions

    I'm rather taken with the new edition of this book. Dr. Chaitow has gathered well known experts from several disciplines and has crafted a book that will be used by all of them. A great deal of care has gone into this book. There is a wealth of clinical information and a very good overview of research regarding the use of MET in managing a range of conditions and clinical situations. The focus on other disciplines is a great plus in this new edition. I recommend it.

    Weighted Numerical Score 95 - 4 Stars!

    Dana J. Lawrence, DC of Doody's Book Reviews


    This book does not disappoint. Everything you ever wanted to know about [MET] is contained within these pages. The format is very user friendly and the book is littered with clinically relevant ideas and techniques. The volume is sure to help enhance your practice.

    Steve Canning, In Touch, Spring 2008, No. 122.

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, 4th Edition
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  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 336 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4653-7
  • Copyright: 2013