Muscle Energy Techniques made simple
A one day course to support Johns’ Muscle Energy Technique book.
You’ll learn how to identify specific soft tissue dysfunction and weakness within the musculo-skeletal system, and to harness powerful Muscle Energy Techniques to restore function to your patients.
Author and Lecturer John Gibbons brings years of expertise and this will be demonstrated during this course. He will teach you the theory of MET and, once that has been understood, he takes you on a muscle energy technique ‘journey’. After demonstrating functional assessment testing for the muscles of ‘posture’ that can become chronically tight and dysfunctional, he shows how to apply a specific MET to correct these dysfunctional muscles to restore normality.
On completion of the course you will have the knowledge and practical experience necessary to identify, assess and treat specific dysfunction within the musculo-skeletal framework and perform a variety of Muscle Energy Techniques that will help restore function.
Grab your copy of the Muscle Energy Techniques practical guide!
Course fee also includes the No.1 best seller through Amazon: ‘Muscle Energy Techniques’ a practical guide for the physical therapist, written by the bodymaster himself. The book contains easy to follow ‘postural muscle’ tables that you can use to monitor the progress of your patients.
You will be awarded a certificate at the end of the course.
Is it for You?
The advanced nature of the course content requires you to have a high standard of both theoretical and practical knowledge. The minimum level of your ability, therefore, needs to be Level 3 Sport / Holistic Massage Therapist with ITEC, VTCT, IIST, Premier or similar diploma qualification.
This course is perfect if you are an Osteopath, Chiropractor or a Physiotherapist as the techniques you are taught on the course will compliment your treatments in your clinic. Students studying any aspect of physical therapy are also welcome.
I have attended some of John’s courses including the ankle assessment and the knee assessment. He always shares his top quality information to the max! I’ve learnt more from John’s courses than any other courses that I have attended. Well priced, full of info and well worth your time and money.” – Carol Holland
Address: Oxford University Sports Complex, Jackdaw Lane, Oxford, OX4 1EQ
Trainer: John Gibbons
Next Date: 23rd April 2018
2018 Dates: 8th June, 1st Aug, 2nd Oct & 4th Dec 2018
CPD: 7 CPD units
Places go quick, so book soon to get early bird price of £139!
What You’ll Learn
Key areas covered in this course:
Muscle Function vs Dysfunction
Case Study to identify Muscular Imbalances
Tonic vs Phasic
Outer Core Unit
Brief introduction to Myofascial Slings
The Gait Cycle & its relationship to upper and lower extremity
The video below shows John Gibbons assessing the length of the muscles of the hip and trunk area. You will learn these techniques on the course:
What You’ll Learn
Key areas covered in this course:
Upper limb, lower limb, trunk & pelvis length tests
Treatment of hypertonic muscles using specific modalities of MET
MET of upper limb, lower limb, trunk & pelvis
Discussion of Muscle firing patterns
Gmax & Gmed and their relationship to lower/upper limb pain
Muscle weakness testing
“I was fortunate enough to have been taught by John Gibbons over 10 years ago and have subsequently attended many of his courses. I have always found him to be knowledgeable, approachable and honest. Muscle Energy Techniques is a unique treatment tool that every therapist has to own. John Gibbons’s unique blend of osteopathic diagnosis/treatment and physical rehabilitation experience justifies the use of muscle energy techniques in the clinical setting.” – Andrew Smith
Course Content And Brief Outline Of Programme
|09.30||Registration and Introduction|
|09.45||Theory – Muscle function v dysfunction. Case study to identify muscular imbalances. Tonic v Phasic. MET theory – PIR / RI|
|10.15||Theory/Practical– Discussion of Myofascial sling patterns/ outer core unit and gait cycle, Muscle firing patterns and the relationship to lower/upper limb injuries.|
|11.15||Practical – Upper Limb Muscle length tests and MET treatment|
|13.15||Practical – Lower Limb Muscle length tests and MET treatment|
|15.00||Practical – Trunk / Pelvis Muscle length tests and MET treatment|
|16.15||Summary / Certificates|
Terms and conditions
Bodymaster Method courses are subject to payment in full at the time of booking, which reserves your place on the specific course and ensures your certification is ready for handout on completion. Please note that payment is non refundable should you decide to cancel the course or fail to attend.
If you know at least two weeks in advance that you are unable to attend then you may be able to transfer to another course at the discretion of the tutor. However, after this time frame should you wish to transfer, you will be expected to pay 50% of the new course fee.
There may be the odd occasion that a course unfortunately may be cancelled. You will be notified in good time and transferred onto a later course date.