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Muscle Energy Techniques for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Muscle Energy Techniques for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome by Tom Ockler   I had an interesting patient come through my door today. She was a 41-year-old mother of two, referred to me by an acupuncturist who frequently uses me when she is stumped. The initial diagnosis was TOS (thoracic outlet syndrome) with symptoms worse on the right […]

An interview with Tom Ockler

Tom, can you briefly explain what is MET? What is the difference with stretching. MET stands for Muscle Energy Technique. It is an Os- teopathic-based method that does not use manipulation to correct asymmetry and hypo-mobilities in the body. Since it relies on the muscle  spindles, it actually has advantages over stretching because it is theorized to […]

Learning Massage Through Videos

History People have been making videos or movies demonstrating massage techniques and manoeuvre since the advent of portable cameras.  Early videos were made mainly to document workshops or classes by legendary instructors. For example, in YouTube there are several video footages from 1970s showing Dr. Ida Rolf talking and demonstrating Structural Integration. Since the advent […]