Muscle Energy Technique
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a manual therapy technique used to improve joint function and reduce muscle tension through the use of active muscle contractions. It is based on the principle that tight or weak muscles can cause joint dysfunction and pain.
During a MET session, the therapist guides the patient through a series of specific movements and contractions, targeting the affected area. The patient contracts their muscles in a specific direction and the therapist applies a counterforce to increase the stretch and mobilize the joint. This process is repeated several times to gradually improve range of motion and reduce muscle tension.
Muscle Energy Technique is used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
Joint pain and dysfunction
Muscle tension and tightness
Headaches and migraines
Neck and back pain
Scoliosis and other spinal conditions
MET is generally considered safe and non-invasive, but as with any manual therapy technique, patients should always consult with their healthcare provider before starting any new treatment. It may not be appropriate for certain patients, such as those with a history of joint dislocations or fractures.