The short term effects of muscle energy technique on thoracic range of motion

Daly, Matthew (2004) The short term effects of muscle energy technique on thoracic range of motion. Coursework Master thesis, Victoria University.


Muscle Energy Technique (MET) has been reported to produce an immediate increase in the range of motion (ROM) of the spine. There is limited research in the application of MET to the thoracic spine and no evidence of the duration of any ROM change. The effect of Muscle Energy Technique was not significantly different from the sham treatment in increasing thoracic range of motion into a restricted direction within an asymptomatic sample population, either directly after MET application or at approximately thirty minutes post-MET. Range of motion was significantly different when comparing the restricted side to the non-restricted side, but not between the sham treatment and treatment groups. This minor thesis was written by a post-graduate student as part of the requirements of the Master of Health Science (Osteopathy) program.

Item type Thesis (Coursework Master thesis)
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Keywords muscle energy technique (MET), range of motion (ROM), osteopathy, Osteopathy Masters Project
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