Muscle Energy Techniques

ISBN-10: 0702046531

ISBN-13: 9780702046537

Edition: 4th 2013

Authors: Leon Chaitow

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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.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 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  
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Book details

List price: $73.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 5/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 334
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

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 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.

Muscle Energy Techniques
The history of MET
MET: efficacy and research
How to use MET
Sequential assessment and MET treatment of main postural muscles
MET and the treatment of joints
MET in cases of spinal injury or pathology
Manual resistance techniques in rehabilitation
MET in post-surgical rehabilitation
MET in the physical therapy setting
MET in a massage therapy setting
MET in treatment of athletic injuries
Integrated neuromuscular inhibition technique (INIT) and myofascial pain
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