Physical Therapy is the study and practice of helping patients restore lost motor function after an injury. Physical Therapy includes techniques like dry needling, scraping (e.g. Grastin), electrostimulation, and ultrasonics. Correctional Exercises are special exercises designed to strengthen weakened muscle groups, mobilize tight joints, and improve balance. This article highlights many of the correctional exercises and assessment techniques that both personal trainers and physical therapists use.
Muscle Energy Techniques provides techniques for testing joint range and then increasing the range of motion through contract and release stretching with a therapist. In this short book, MET demonstrates how to test, strengthen, and lengthen some of the most important muscles in the human body. This review discusses some of the techniques provided, and provides additional detail on alternatives.