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Muscle Energy Techniques

Muscle Energy Techniques is a must-have for any student or practitioner of physical therapy, osteopathy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, or massage therapy. This practical guide—packed with full-color photographs and illustrations—fully explains the theory and practice of a range of METs and includes 19 QR codes that link to all the key METs.

The book is broken into five parts. In part I, John Gibbons examines the theory and principles, with chapters that explain the technique, muscle imbalances, myofascial slings, and core muscle relationships.

Parts II to IV break down the technique by body area—upper body, lower body, trunk, and pelvis—with clear descriptive explanations.

A concluding part V shows two applications of METs: self-lengthening techniques for the shoulder complex and muscle weakness testing of the gluteals.

John Gibbons is a registered osteopath, author, and lecturer for the Bodymaster Method®. He specializes in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries and supports over 75 sports teams in his busy clinic at the prestigious University of Oxford, as well as teaching his acclaimed Bodymaster Method® to physical therapists throughout the UK and internationally.