Muscle Energy Technique is one of the most effective and gentle manual techniques for the correction of somatic dysfunction. MET uses accurate assessment techniques to discover if a joint is stuck out of alignment. Then the practitioner positions the patient and asks for gentle resistance in such a way that the joint is brought back into alignment, and the tight muscle relaxed. This technique can be incorporated easily into any treatment protocol, and is an excellent addition to any practice.
From Real Bodywork, this beautifully produced DVD covers the pelvis, sacrum and lumbar spine. Specifically, this DVD includes corrections for a pelvis upslip, downslip, rotations, inflair and outflair and pubic bone dysfunctions. It also covers Sacral rotations, and unilateral flexion/extension dysfunctions. The lumbar section covers one or multiple vertebrae stuck in flexion or extensions. In addition to all this, there is also a section on using muscle energy to balance and relax all the muscles surrounding the hips. With 2 hours 20 min, It covers Gentle & Effective techniques with Amazing 3-D Animations in Widescreen.
Review by Allan Hudson – ATMS Autumn 2011 “My summary is that this is a high quality DVD; Tom Ockler has the ability to explain each chapter in detail and in a very relaxed, enthusiastic and confident manner. The cost of the DVD is not much in relation to the amount of information clearly communicated. I highly recommend this DVD for all manual therapists who wish to learn about Muscle Energy Technique.”
About the Author:
Tom Ockler P.T. has extensive teaching experience throughout the United States, Canada, England and Australia. As a teacher, Tom has earned the nickname “The Patch Adams of Physical Therapy” due to his unique style of injecting humor into complicated subjects. He has developed teaching methods that explain very complicated subjects in easily understandable formats.