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Muscle Energy Techniques
by Leon Chaitow
This comprehensive text describes the basis and practice of Muscle Energy Techniques (MET), a widely recognized approach to treating musculoskeletal dysfunction. It describes those manipulative techniques in which a patient, on request, actively uses his or her muscles from a controlled position in a specific direction against a distinct counterforce applied by the ...more
Paperback, 354 pages
Published October 16th 2006 by Churchill Livingstone
(first published June 5th 1996)
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“The passive stiffness of a joint reflects properties of the muscle tissue, joint capsule, tendons, skin and geometry of the joint.”
“Lewit and Simons (1984) mention that: • Postisometric relaxation of the suboccipital muscles will also relax the sternocleidomastoid muscles • Treatment of the thoracolumbar muscles induces relaxation of iliopsoas, and vice versa • Treatment (MET) of the sternocleidomastoid and scalene muscles relaxes the pectorals.”More quotes…