Muscle Energy Technique Certification (MET-C)
A form of manual therapy that uses the muscle contractions of the client to relax and lengthen the tissues and normalize joint motion. It is considered an active technique, as opposed to a passive technique where only the practitioner/trainer does the work. Muscles on one side of a joint will always relax to accommodate the contraction of the opposing muscles of that joint when indirect pressure is applied. This technique is often applied to clients who suffer from muscle spasms and the process of lengthening shortened or spastic muscles, to improve weakened ligament and muscle strength, help to directly improve range of motion.
If a joint is not used to its full range of motion, its function will lessen and it will be at risk of suffering strains and injuries. This form of muscular therapy makes use of a client’s own muscle energy, while the practitioner/trainer presents a stationary surface (resistance) the patient will contract their muscle against in order to stretch the muscle and joint to its full potential. Muscle energy techniques can be applied safely to almost any joint in the body.
Many athletes use MET as a preventative measure to guard against future muscle and joint injury. It is mainly used by individuals who have a limited range of motion due to joint dysfunction in the neck and back, and for broader areas such as; shoulder pain, scoliosis, sciatica, unsymmetrical legs, hips or arms, or to address chronic muscle pain, stiffness or injury.
Enrollment is easy. Simply contact us using the form below to get started. Full course tuition is required to complete your enrollment.
- Access to private online Student Portal
- All resources and equipment included
- Certificate of Completion
This course does not have any specific start dates. We accept applicants on a case-by-case basis. If you’re interested in enrolling, simply send us a message using the contact form below to get started.
2 Days Online Theory
2 Days In-Person Practical
2hrs Each Day/Session
Practical sessions are held at our studio on Prince Charles Drive at the Incudesk Building, Green and White Complex, Upper Level. Click here to view location on Google.
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What Will You Learn?
- Muscle function vs dysfunction
- Case study to identify muscular imbalances
- Tonic vs phasic muscles
- Outer core unit
- Brief introduction to myofascial slings
- The Gait Cycle & its relationship to the upper and lower extremities
- Upper limb, lower limb, trunk & pelvis length tests
- Treatment of hypertonic muscles using specific modalities of MET
- MET techniques for the upper limb, lower limb, trunk & pelvis
- Discussion of muscle firing patterns
- Gmax, Gmed and their relationship to lower/upper limb pain
- Muscle weakness testing