Why Should You Incorporate Integrated Myofascial Release and Muscle Energy (IMM) Techniques into Your Practice?
In iBody Academy’s innovate in-class course, IMM I and IMM II, the myofascial release technique and muscle energy technique are combined for a more effective treatment protocol.
Myofascial release techniques, MFT, release adhesions in the myofascial tissue and reduce pain. On the other hand, muscle energy techniques, MET, lengthen the muscles and tendons to increase mobility and improve range of motion.
Research and studies indicate the many manual therapists only use one technique, MFT or MET, or neither. However, further research showed that these 2 techniques used together produced optimal results and recovery.
This integrated practice effectively treats and improves common musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. It gives not only manual therapists, such as chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, and massage therapists, a basic foundation for approaching these conditions, but also benefits reflexologists, yoga instructors, and personal trainers.
The IMM protocol follows 3 basic steps, including:
Step 1 - A thorough assessment based on a easy-to-use checklist is carried out by the practitioner.
Step 2 - IMM techniques specific to the patient’s condition are performed.
Step 3 - An exercise program specific to the patient’s condition is prescribed.
Start incorporating Integrated Myofascial Release and Muscle Energy Techniques into your practice today! Get your patients back to feeling their best faster and better with the most innovative and effective manual therapy methods. To learn more about Integrated Myofascial Release and Muscle Energy Techniques see the sample online course