Technique of the Month Results: February 2019


Check out the RESULTS from the February 2019 Technique of the Month!

  • With no audio, 27% (9/33) of respondents indicated their 1st choice to classify the demonstrated technique was Muscle Energy, while 24% (10/33) indicated their 1st choice was Balanced Ligamentous Tension or Ligamentous Articular Strain and 30% (10/33) indicated their 1st choice was Counterstrain or Facilitated Positional Release. 33% (11/33) of respondents indicated their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd choice was Muscle Energy.
  • With audio, 96% (24/25) of respondents indicated their 1st choice to classify the demonstrated technique was Muscle Energy.
  • 56% (20/36) of respondents indicated that they currently use Muscle Energy in their practice.


Respondents’ 1st choice to classify the demonstrated technique


What did respondents have to say when they learned the technique demonstrator classified the technique as Muscle Energy?

  • Respondents who Agreed with Classification of the Demonstrated Technique
    • “Watching the video I interpreted the 2 episodes of patient muscle contraction as impulses from the practitioner.  I couldn’t observe the contraction of the triceps.”
    • “The second round where the the technique was verbalized changed my perspective of the technique demonstrated.”
    • “Patient’s effort was not evident without the audio.”
    • “Hard to tell in the first video that there was counterforce applied. The audio made it easily clear.”
    • “Once I heard narrative, I could easily agree it was ME. It’s is very interesting that if only a visual is observed w/o the narrative, how the forces applied are misconstrued!”
    • “Per the book, I would repeat the isometric contraction for 3-5 seconds.”


Did you miss your chance to review the February 2019 Technique of the Month video? Check it out and see whether you agree that the technique demonstrated falls into the category of Muscle Energy Technique.

Our thanks to Katrin Rother for demonstrating this Technique of the Month and to our volunteer patient, Zane Starks!


What do you think about the classification of this demonstrated technique as Muscle Energy? Let’s talk about this below!


March 12, 2019

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