ISBN: 9780702061059
Page Count: 334
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
List Price: $73.95

Muscle Energy Techniques & Website Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition

by Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK)
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9780702061059
Page Count: 334
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
List Price: $73.95
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Muscle Energy Techniques 4e sets out clear, practical and clinical guidelines for all students and practitioners wishing to use MET techniques as part of their patient management. Fully updated and now published in full colour throughout, this book has an accompanying website with video clips presenting the full array of modern METs in a variety of acute, chronic and rehabilitation settings.

"The practical application of MET starts from Chapter 5. The videos are accessible via a website whose address is within the book. A simple log in and you have access to a collection of MET greatest hits. The videos are clear, simple and short but not inclusive of all the techniques in the book" Reviewed by InTouch, May 2015

    • 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
    • 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  
    1. Muscle Energy Techniques
    2. The history of MET
    3. MET: efficacy and research
    4. How to use MET
    5. Sequential assessment and MET treatment of main postural muscles
    6. MET and the treatment of joints
    7. MET in cases of spinal injury or pathology
    8. a Manual resistance techniques in rehabilitation b MET in post-surgical rehabilitation
    9. MET in the physical therapy setting
    10. MET in a massage therapy setting
    11. MET in treatment of athletic injuries
    12. Integrated neuromuscular inhibition technique (INIT) and myofascial pain
  • 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
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