Muscle Energy Technique (MET)

Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a manual therapy that uses the gentle muscle contractions of the patient to relax and lengthen muscles, normalize joint motion and reduce dysfunction and pain. It is considered an active technique, as opposed to a passive technique where only the therapist does the work.

Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is defined as a form of soft-tissue treatment in which the patient’s muscles are actively used, on request, from a precisely controlled position, in a specific direction, and against a distinctly executed therapist-applied counterforce. The key defining element of MET is the use of an isometric contraction before subsequent stretching or movement of restricted tissues. MET is a great addition to a treatment plan, and often well complimented by Foot Mobilisation (FMT) and Dry needling.