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Muscle Energy Techniques: A Practical Guide for Physical Therapists
John Gibbon’s book Muscle Energy Techniques is a must for practicing, professional or student manual therapists, providing one of the most up-to-date and in-depth insights into this increasingly popular technique.
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John Gibbon’s book Muscle Energy Techniques is a must for practicing, professional or student manual therapists, providing one of the most up-to-date and in-depth insights into this increasingly popular technique. Muscle energy techniques (METs) are a form of osteopathic manipulative diagnosis and treatment in which the patient’s muscles are actively used on request, from a precisely controlled position.
This practical guide, packed full of colour photographs, illustrates the theory and practice of muscle energy techniques (MET). The principles described can be incorporated very quickly and effectively into a treatment plan, and can be used to assist in the rehabilitation of anyone who is recovering from an injury. In particular, this book will provide the therapist with the underpinning knowledge of the specific anatomy of the postural muscles that can become dysfunctionally shortened. Author John Gibbons brings years of expertise – he lectures in the field of sports medicine and physical therapy and works with elite-level and Olympic athletes in a wide range of sporting disciplines. In the book he looks at the theory of MET and, once that has been understood, he takes you on a muscle energy technique ‘journey’. After demonstrating functional assessment testing for the muscles of ‘posture’ that can become chronically tight and dysfunctional, he shows how to apply a specific MET to correct these dysfunctional muscles to restore normality. The book contains easy to follow ‘postural muscle’ tables that you can use to monitor the progress of your patients.
About the Author:
John Gibbons is a qualified and registered osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council, specialising in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of sport-related injuries, specifically for the University of Oxford sports teams. Having lectured in the field of sports medicine and physical therapy for over 12 years, John delivers advanced therapy training to qualified professionals within the Premiership football and rugby sectors. He has written many articles on various aspects of physical therapy, which have been published through the Federation of Holistic Therapists and the Sports Injury Bulletin.