Muscle Energy Technique - Upper Limb & Lower Limb
Overview: Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a direct and active technique; meaning it engages a restrictive barrier and requires the patient's participation for maximal effect. During a typical MET session, the patient is asked to contract a muscle in the affected area for approximately eight seconds while overcoming a resistance to this contraction which is applied by the therapist. The set of contractions helps to stretch and lengthen the contracted or spastic muscle. MET also helps strengthen the muscle group in a specific area; increases range of motion and relieve pain. MET is used to treat patients who have limited range motion due to back, neck and shoulder pain, scoliosis, sciatica, asymmetrical legs, hips or arms. It can also benefit patients in treating joint stiffness, muscle pain and injury.
Total Time: 2 Hours
Instructor: Dr. Mohsen Talani
Learning outcomes: Students will learn the different techniques of MET and how to use them for patients and clients effectively in a safe way. Review MET for Lower Limb (Foot, Ankle, Knee, and Thigh Muscles), and Upper Limb (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand).
Instructor: Dr. Mohsen Talani, MD (Learn more about the instructor)