Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a form of a manual therapy which uses a muscle’s own energy in the form of gentle isometric contractions to relax the muscles via autogenic or reciprocal inhibition and lengthen the muscle. As compared to static stretching which is a passive technique in which the therapist does all the work, MET is an active technique in which the patient is also an active participant.
Active Engagement (AE) techniques are used to increase the intensity of treatment without increasing the pressure. They integrate active movement by the client with therapeutic techniques by the therapist. In addition, these techniques address multiple issues: chronic tension, overuse injuries, and muscles that are difficult to access. The work is performed during concentric and eccentric muscular contractions. Concentric contraction is the shortening of a muscle. In contrast, an eccentric contraction is the lengthening of a muscle.
Orthopaedic massage therapy is a particular kind of massage, focused on soft-tissue injury rehabilitation. Goals for an orthopaedic massage session typically include decreasing pain, increasing the range of motion, and preparing the body to return to normal daily routines and active hobbies. It bears similarities to other types of massage, such as sports massage, but it is it’s own specific, results-oriented massage modality. Read on to find out what orthopaedic massage is, how it differs from other types of massage, and who it is best suited to help.
NMT is a comprehensive program of soft tissue manipulation techniques that balance the central nervous system (brain, spinal column and nerves) with the structure and form of the musculoskeletal system. NMT is based on neurological laws that explain how the central nervous system maintains homeostatic balance.