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Muscle energy technique: An evidence-informed approach

  • Gary Fryer
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    Osteopathic Medicine Unit, School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Victoria University, P.O. Box 14428 MCMC, Melbourne 8001, Australia.
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    School of Biomedical & Health Sciences; ISEAL, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

    A.T. Still Research Institute, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Kirksville, MO, USA
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Published:August 02, 2010DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijosm.2010.04.004

      Summary

      This article describes the principles of evidence-based medicine and how these principles may be implemented in osteopathic practice and applied to the use of muscle energy technique. Because the feasibility of strict adherence to ‘evidence-based’ principles is debated, an approach of ‘evidence-informed practice’ is recommended. The principles and diagnostic and treatment practices associated with muscle energy technique are re-examined in light of recent research. Implications for the application of muscle energy are outlined, and recommendations are made regarding clinical practice.

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