BodyCare Ltd, Abingdon. Specialising in sports massage
For appointments call
0758 101 8414

Muscle Energy Technique
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) 
 
A manual therapy that uses the gentle muscle contractions of the client to relax and lengthen muscles and normalize joint motion. Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR) – Muscle to relax after an isometric contraction. 
 
Benefits: 
 
                • Restoring normal tone in hypertonic muscles 
                • Strengthening weak muscles 
                • Preparing muscles for subsequent stretching 
                • Increasing joint mobility 
                • Boosting local circulation 
                • Improving musculoskeletal function 

To define it specifically, it is “a direct manipulative procedure that uses a voluntary contraction of the patient’s muscles against a distinctly controlled counter-force from a precise position and in a specific direction”. It is considered an active technique, as opposed to a passive technique where only the therapist does the work.
  
To find out more call 01235 411184 or 07581018414 or email info@bodycaresports.co.uk