Muscle Energy Techniques

Muscle Energy Techniques
Muscle Energy Techniques
SKU: 703

By Leon Chaitow, ND, DO

This course is offered in cooperation with Elsevier Science and includes the paperback textbook, "Muscle Energy Techniques", 3rd Edition by Leon Chaitow, ND, DO. This course describes the basis and practice of muscle energy techniques. This is now a widely recognized approach to the treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction. It fuses methods used in physical therapy, osteopathy and manual medicine. The text provides a comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of the techniques. 200 pgs.

Note: The original hard copy of this textbook is now out-of-print and unavailable. If you order this product, you will receive a bound copy of the entire textbook to complete your course.

Course Length: 10.0 contact hours

Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate

ATTENTION: There are 2 new courses the utilize a newer version of this textbook. See Muscle Energy Techniques, 4th Edition-Course SKU 778 and SKU 779. This older version will be retired in 2015.

Muscle Energy Techniques

Course Goals and Objectives:


Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Identify the pioneers of muscle energy techniques and explain the differences in their philosophies.

2. Explain the difference between postisometric relaxation and reciprocal inhibition.

3. Explain the role of fascia to soft tissue dysfunction.

4. Describe 10 stress factors leading to musculoskeletal dysfunction

5. Define and list examples of postural and phasic muscles and their characteristics

6. Explain the difference between fibromyalgia and trigger points

7. List 5 characteristics of trigger points

8. Describe different examples of joint restrictions and barriers

9. Describe basic exercises using muscle energy techniques using postisometric relaxation in both acute and chronic contexts

10. Explain how reciprocal inhibition coincides with muscle energy techniques

11. Describe the contraindications and side-effects of muscle energy techniques

12. List common patient and practitioner errors when performing muscle energy techniques

13. Explain the importance of correct counterforce when performing muscle energy techniques

14. Demonstrate assessment of specific muscle tightness in the upper and lower extremities, cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine

15. Describe inhibited muscle chains and techniques to treat the muscles involved.

16. Describe the role of muscle energy techniques when treating joints and describe the differences between treating muscles and joints

17. Demonstrate assessment of joint restriction in the upper and lower extremities, cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine

18. Identify different normal and abnormal joint end-feels

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