At Dynamix Physical Therapy, our physical therapists utilize a variety of interventions in order to improve joint range of motion, restore normal joint mechanics, promote improved alignment/symmetry, and restore function.
Muscle energy techniques are commonly used to achieve these goals. Muscle energy techniques involve using the patient’s own muscle contraction to facilitate a desired movement of a joint. Manual physical therapists utilize palpation skills and hands-on assessment of joint mobility to determine which muscle energy techniques are needed to decrease pain and improve function. These techniques can be utilized effectively throughout different parts of the body.