Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Muscle energy techniques for Whiplash, neck pain and forward head posture

Neck pain is a common problem within our society. Upper trapezius and the levator scapulae are the most common postural muscles that tend to shorten leading to restricted neck mobility. Muscle energy techniques are believed to be particularly helpful in lengthening postural muscles, which are prone to shortening. Muscle energy techniques aim to
  • To strengthen muscles
  • To relax muscles, especially useful for treating cramping muscles
  • To help regain correct muscle function
  • To reduce localized oedema
Below is a video of John Gibbons treating a short neck muscle (the sternocleidomastoid) whom I have trained with and learnt this technique. Muscle energy techniques are a safe, effective and gentle way of reducing pain and restoring mobility to anyone suffering from neck pain.

1 comment:

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