About this Muscle Energy Technique (MET) Course ...
This courses in Muscle Energy Technique (MET) , also known as Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) teaches qualified practitioners how to incoperate this simple, yet powerful technique into their everyday practice.
Muscle Energy Techniques are a broad range of techniques used by therapists to releax, strengthen or lengthen a muscle. They are used to improve muscular and joint function by using sequentional contraction and relaxation of a muscle by a client, usually against practitioner resistance.
The course will cover both theoretical and practical applications of this technique and apply this to the main muscles of the body. There will be a large practical element to this MET course.
What will I learn in this Muscle Energy Technique Course ...
This Muscle Energy Technique (MET) course will systematically guide the student through the theory and practice of Muscle Energy Techniques. The course will concentrate on the core principles of how to apply MET's so that they can be easily mastered and used in a clinical setting.
The course will aim to provide clear guidelines and leave massage and body therapists confident on how to treat clients using MET's safely and effectively.
This Muscle Energy Technique (MET) course will include theory and clinical application and cover the following topics:
- Theory of Muscles Energy Technique
- Benefits of usin MET's
- Different methods of Muscle Energy Techique
- Overview of the muscle and tendon stretch receptor system
- Basic principles on how to apply MET's
- Contraindications to Muslce Energy Techniques
- Application of MET'S on the muscles of the main body regions:
Upper Neck & Trapezius
Arm & forearm muscles
Gluteals & Piriformis
Quadriceps & Hamstrings
Anterior & lateral leg muscles
Muscles Energy Technique Course Prerequisites ...
Students must hold an Ofqual accredited Level 3 Diploma in Massage including Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology - or equivalent, or higher.
Without an accredited Diploma, you may be able to attend the course, but you will not receive an CThA or IICT accredited certificate. This may affect your ability to obtain professional insurance.
Without an accredited Diploma you may not also be able to join the CThA, IICT, or other professional body.
When submitting your Student Details form, you must also supply us with copies of your existing accredited qualifications to receive the course certificate. Supplying this information too late may result in your certificate being printed without the CThA and IICT logos. Additional charges may be incurred to print the correct certificate.
What does accredited mean?
Accredited qualifications are those that are reviewed, recognised and monitored by regulatory bodies in order to make sure that they meet specific criteria and quality standards.
Current UK accrediting bodies are;
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If you have arrived in the UK from overseas and have existing qualifications, those qualifications may meet an acceptable standard in the UK. NARIC can provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to UK qualifications with a document called a ‘Statement of Comparability’.
You can also request an 'English Language Assessment' document, which may help determine your current level of English.
You can read more about NARIC here;
If you are unsure of your current course qualifications, please call the office to find out if your current qualifications can count towards this diploma. We will do our best to find out ways in which we can help you to successfully complete this course.