Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) – an introduction.
Muscle Energy Technique’s (MET) – an introduction
This course will introduce you to the basic theoretical and practical principles of MET’s, and has been specifically designed to offer you an opportunity to integrate new techniques into your current clinical practice.
The primary aims of the course are to enable you to achieve improved joint mobility, stretch shortened muscle and fascia, break down adhesions and fibrotic tissue, improve muscle tone and circulation and reduce tightness thus increasing range of movement.
By the end of the day you should be able to professionally and competently demonstrate the skills of MET’s used in soft tissue mobilisation, and will have covered topics including isometric contraction, PIR, and a revision of the postural muscles.
Who its the course for?
The course is suitable for all Body-workers holding a Level 3 or above qualification in their treatment modality and a Level 3 or above qualification in Anatomy and Physiology.
What will I learn?
Throughout the day you as a participant will be introduced to and learn Muscle energy techniques (MET) for postural dysfunction
Muscle length assessments
Treatments using MET’s including – chronic and acute
Post Isometric relaxation (PIR)
Reciprocal inhibition (RI)
Possible neurological mechanisms involved
Contraindications to MET
By the end of the day you will have;
Gained an understanding of the theory of MET and the confidence to apply specific stretching to areas of the body for therapeutic purposes.
Be able to professionally and competently demonstrate the skills necessary to perform a muscle length test and Muscle Energy Technique (MET’s) to different parts of the body.
Learned and be able to demonstrate 5 MET releases
Gained an explanation of the benefits of using MET
Be able to describe the contraindications to using MET
How many hours CPD?
7 hours CPD.
The day will run from 9.00 to 5.00.
Is the course assessed?
Assessment is undertaken throughout the session by the tutor to help the learner develop confidence in performing a safe MET treatment.
Regular feedback throughout the course, as and when appropriate. Overall progress will be discussed with individuals at the end of the course.
You should pre read available Scientific evidence based underpinning the use of MET’s, and review the the current literature.
All participants must be prepared to give and receive treatments during the training, and a must be over 18 years old.
Students who may be fasting for religious other reasons must inform the tutor before the course commences.
All participants must ensure that they are in good health
This is a very hands on practical day where you will be encouraged to work with each other in developing your new practical techniques.
L Chaitow L, Bradley D, Gilbert C (2015) Recognising and Treating Breathing Pattern Disorders – a multi disciplinary approach. Churchill Livingstone, London
Chaitow L, Bradley G, Gilbert C (2002) Multidisciplinary Approaches to Breathing Pattern Disorders. Churchill Livingstone, London.
Courtney R et al (2011) Relationships Between Measures of Dysfunctional Breathing in a Population with Concerns About their Breathing. JBMT 15(1): 24-34
Feleky A (1916) The Influence on the Emotions on Respiration. J Exp Psycho 1: 218-41
Kerr W et al, (1937) Some Physical Phenomena Associated with the Anxiety States and their Relation to Hyperventilation. Annals Int Medicine 11: 961
Ott H et al, (2006) Symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome May be Caused by Hyperventilation. Fertility and Sterility 86(4): e17-1001.e19
Thomas M et al (2005) The Prevalence of Dysfunctional Breathing in Adults in the Community With and Without Asthma. Prim Care Respir Jnl 14: 78-82
Van den Bergh O et al (1997) Learning to Have Psychosomatic Complaints: Conditioning of Respiratory and Somatic Complaints in Psychosomatic Patients. Psychosom Med 13-23