Muscle energy technique is a form of manual therapy that uses the gentle muscle contractions of the patient to normalize joint motion and lengthen muscles. This is an active technique that involves the patient as well as the therapist. MET is often used on patients who have muscle spasms and this process lengthens these spastic muscles to strengthen them and improve their range of motion. The process involves the patient contracting a muscle against the resistance force applied by the therapist. This technique is mainly applied to individuals who have limited range of motion due to joint dysfunction. It is often used to treat neck and back pain, SI joint dysfunction, shoulder pain, scoliosis, or to treat chronic muscle pain, injury or stiffness. For more information, contact us at our Bedford, NH center, around the greater Manchester area.