Muscle Energy Technique

Used in osteopathy and physical therapy  to treat somatic dysfunction presenting as loss of range of motion secondary to muscular inhibition or facilitation.

There are several distinct techniques which may be called muscle energy techniques including reciprocal inhibition, and post-isometric relaxation. Muscle Energy is an active (requires patient utilization of force) direct (engages the barrier) technique that promotes muscle relaxation by activating the inhibition reflex. The purpose is to gain motion that is limited by restrictions of neuromuscular structures.