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The new edition (2013) of this popular paperback continues to present the scientific basis and practice of Muscle Energy Techniques (METs), a widely recognized and effective approach to the treatment of certain categories of musculoskeletal dysfunction.
The internationally renowned author team – under the guidance of Leon Chaitow – present the role of METs in the treatment of whole muscle problems, local dysfunction and joint restrictions in a variety of patient settings. Examples include the use of MET methodology in the treatment of a wide range of acute and chronic pain conditions, the prevention and management of trauma and repetitive strain injuries in athletes, and its successful incorporation into physiotherapy, chiropractic, osteopathic and massage therapy environments.
The book clearly presents the latest research findings underpinning MET methodology and guides the reader in the effective application of METs in both treatment and rehabilitative settings via the use of clearly written text, abundant diagrams, photographs and educational film clips on an associated website.
Now published for the first time in full colour, this volume will be ideal for all those professionals who have an interest in human movement: physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians and osteopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, exercise scientists, manual therapists, massage therapists and personal trainers.
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
New in the 2013 Issue
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
Muscle Energy Techniques with Videos , 4th Edition
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
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
a Manual resistance techniques in rehabilitation
b 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
About The Author
Dr. Leon Chaitow is an osteopath and naturopath in London in both the private and national health sectors. Leon, born in South Africa in 1937, his uncles and cousins were osteopaths, and he became interested after having several excellent experiences when treated by them as a teenager, following falls and sporting injuries. Currently he is a Senior Lecturer and Module Leader for the University of Westminster’s Complementary Health courses for the undergraduate and Master’s programs since 1994. He was awarded Honorary Fellowship for ‘Services to Osteopathy & Complementary Medicine’ by , the University of Westminster in 2005.
He lectures widely in the U.S., Australia and Europe. Leon is the author of more than 65 books, of which 10 are professional textbooks, many focusing on aspects of osteopathy and soft tissue manipulation. His most successful book, Candida Albicans- Could Yeast Be Your Problem? has sold over a million copies since its original 1985 publication. He is the Editor in Chief of the peer reviewed, interdisciplinary, Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.