Muscle Energy Technique is an osteopathic technique which
focuses on rebalancing joint alignment. This technique may
be a good alternative for individuals who don’t use
This form of therapy is used to reposition a dysfunctional
joint, address low back pain, pelvic imbalances, headaches
How does this technique work?
There are specialized nerves in the tendons and in the muscles
which detect changes in the amount of stretch placed upon
the muscle-tendon unit. This response is used in this technique
to facilitate a relaxation of the muscle groups being treated
thereby facilitating a rebalancing of the joint.
What you can expect as a client?
You will be fully clothed during your treatment session. The
practitioner will first determine which muscle groups and
joints require muscle energy therapy. You may then be asked
to sit or lie on the treatment table to begin the session.
The therapist will then move your body into the required position
for the release to occur. You will also be asked to contract
target muscle groups to get maximum benefit out of the technique.