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Overview

This comprehensive text describes the basis and practice of Muscle Energy Techniques (MET), a widely recognized approach to treating musculoskeletal dysfunction. It describes those manipulative techniques in which a patient, on request, actively uses his or her muscles from a controlled position in a specific direction against a distinct counterforce applied by the practitioner. These techniques are combined from methods used in physical therapy, osteopathy, chiropractic and manual medicine. A companion DVD-ROM includes video clips demonstrating the application of techniques.

• Details the background to soft tissue dysfunction and explains the chain reactions which occur as part of such dysfunctions.
• Provides precise assessment and diagnosis guidelines.
• Gives many variations on the safe use of MET in acute, chronic, and rehabilitation settings.
• Explains the use of MET for whole muscle problems, local dysfunction, and joint restrictions.
• Suggests patient self-application methods.
• Includes a companion DVD-ROM with video clips of the author demonstrating the techniques.

• Additional techniques are added to both text and DVD-ROM videos.
• Information is expanded on some of the techniques included in previous edition.
• Content is updated throughout, with reference to the latest published research.
• Four new chapters cover efficacy and research, MET in a massage therapy setting, MET in treatment of athletic injuries, and MET in physical medicine settings.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some two-color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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"I'm rather taken with the new edition of this book. Dr. Chaitow has gathered well known experts from several disciplines and has crafted a book that will be used by all of them. A great deal of care has gone into this book. There is a wealth of clinical information and a very good overview of research regarding the use of MET in managing a range of conditions and clinical situations. The focus on other disciplines is a great plus in this new edition. I recommend it."

Weighted Numerical Score 95 - 4 Stars!

By: Dana J. Lawrence, DC of Doody's Book Reviews

This book does not disappoint. Everything you ever wanted to know about [MET’s] is contained within these pages. The format is very user friendly and the book is littered with clinically relevant ideas and techniques. It is sure to help enhance your practice.

- Steve Canning, In Touch, Spring 2008, No. 122.

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Reviewer: Dana J Lawrence, DC, MMedEd, MA (Palmer College of Chiropractic)
Description: This third edition expands upon the earlier editions, adding significant information about chiropractic and moving toward a more integrated approach to the use of muscle energy technique (MET). It also includes a CD-ROM that offers examples of many of the techniques illustrated in the book.
Purpose: This edition also places an emphasis on providing greater detail on the theoretical basis for muscle energy technique, building in additional information on MET from other professions and most notably from the chiropractic profession, and adding more information on eccentric isotonic contraction and pulsed MET. This is an important revision, with much new material, and certainly worthy in terms of its objectives. The authors do a superb job of meeting those objectives.
Audience: This will be of use to students in osteopathy, chiropractic, physiatry, physical therapy, and even for massage therapists and athletic trainers. Practitioners will find much of value as well, both from a clinical and a theoretical perspective. Dr. Chaitow is a leading authority in this area. He has improved the book by adding authors as well known as the chiropractor Craig Liebenson (known for his work with Lewit and Janda) and Julie Fritz (known for her work studying manipulation).
Features: The book gives readers a sense of how the discipline developed, how it evolved, and where it is at present, and includes a substantial amount of practical clinical information. Readers will learn of new research supporting the use of MET, how it may be used to treat joints in the body, how it can be integrated with other disciplines and in other settings, and how it may be applied for specific conditions. The book is amply illustrated with both line drawings and photographs, and the CD-ROM demonstrates in real time many of the procedures. The techniques on the CD-ROM are also noted in book, making for ease of use. The emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration serves this book quite well and makes it applicable across disciplines.
Assessment: I'm rather taken with the new edition of this book. Dr. Chaitow has gathered well known experts from several disciplines and has crafted a book that will be used by all of them. A great deal of care has gone into this book. There is a wealth of clinical information and a very good overview of research regarding the use of MET in managing a range of conditions and clinical situations. The focus on other disciplines is a great plus in this new edition. I recommend it.
Dana J. Lawrence
Muscle energy technique (MET) is used predominantly by the osteopathic profession. However, it has not been widely accepted outside that profession, and texts discussing it are hard to come by. This book will go a long way toward alleviating that problem. It discusses in great detail the background and use of MET; additionally, it provides a chiropractic overview by adding a chapter by Dr. Craig Liebenson, who has done much to bring such techniques to the attention of the chiropractic profession. The book places a great deal of emphasis upon soft tissue treatment, and a substantial amount of space is given over the treatment considerations. Its goal is to provide an overview of soft tissue dysfunction and how they can lead to other problems, to discuss assessment and diagnosis of such problems, provide information on the use of MET and its variations in treating those conditions and especially for trigger point problems, and to suggest patient self-application methods. This is directed at osteopaths and physical therapists as well as other manual medicine practitioners such as chiropractors. The chapter written by Dr. Liebenson discusses how manual resistance techniques can be used in rehabilitation. This is a plus for the text, and will help bring it a wider audience. Like the other books in this series, the illustrations are of high quality, and of good pedagogic value. References are numerous and current. There is a wealth of basic and clinical information. The material is covered in sufficient depth. I'm impressed with the entire series that Dr. Chaitow has prepared. As a look at modern osteopathic procedures, the series is well worth purchasing, and any one of the booksstands alone quite well. This one is nicely done, and has the kind of depth that makes it a worthwhile purchase for both the practitioner and the student. For anyone interested in learning the clinical osteopathic procedures in common use, this and the other books are essential purchases. They have great didactic value, and this more than most.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443101144
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/16/2006
  • Edition description: Book and DVD-ROM
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 354
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Leon Chaitow ND DO is an internationally known and respected osteopathic and naturopathic practitioner and teacher of soft tissue manipulation methods of treatment. He is author of over 60 books, including a series on Advanced Soft Tissue Manipulation (Muscle Energy Techniques, Positional Release Techniques, Modern Neuromuscular Techniques) and also Palpation Skills; Cranial
Manipulation: Theory and Practice; Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Practitioner’s Guide to Treatment, and many more. He is editor of the peer reviewed Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, that offers a multidisciplinary perspective on physical methods of patient care. Leon Chaitow was for many years senior lecturer on the Therapeutic Bodywork degree courses which he helped to design at the School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, where is he now an Honorary Fellow. He continues to teach and practice part-time in London, when not in Corfu, Greece where he focuses on his writing.

Leon Chaitow ND DO is an internationally known and respected osteopathic and naturopathic practitioner and teacher of soft tissue manipulation methods of treatment. He is author of over 60 books, including a series on Advanced Soft Tissue Manipulation (Muscle Energy Techniques, Positional Release Techniques, Modern Neuromuscular Techniques) and also Palpation Skills; Cranial
Manipulation: Theory and Practice; Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Practitioner’s Guide to Treatment, and many more. He is editor of the peer reviewed Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, that offers a multidisciplinary perspective on physical methods of patient care. Leon Chaitow was for many years senior lecturer on the Therapeutic Bodywork degree courses which he helped to design at the School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, where is he now an Honorary Fellow. He continues to teach and practice part-time in London, when not in Corfu, Greece where he focuses on his writing.

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Table of Contents

1. An introduction to muscle energy techniques

2. Patterns of function and dysfunction

3. How to use MET

4. NEW! Muscle energy technique: efficacy and research

5. Sequential assessment and MET treatment of main postural muscles

6. MET and the treatment of joints

7. Integrated neuromuscular inhibition technique (INIT)

8. Manual resistance techniques in rehabilitation

9. NEW! Muscle Energy Technique in the physical medicine settings

10. NEW! MET in a massage therapy setting

11. NEW! MET in treatment of athletic injuries

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