Muscle Energy Technique

The Muscle Energy Technique is the name for the type of adjustment that allowed me to finally heal my SI joints.

Learning to perform MET on myself was a major part of my recovery.  Although chiropractic adjustments were technically putting my joints into the proper alignment, they were also putting too much stress on my SI joint ligaments, making it harder for them to heal.

Once I learned how to use MET to realign my own SI joints, it was like the final piece of the puzzle fell into place.  I was able to stop going to the chiropractor, which meant my ligaments were better able to heal and my joints became a lot more stable.

How does MET work?

That’s why you should have a trained physical therapist or other professional show you exactly what to do, before you try them on your own.

I know there are a lot of Youtube videos out there that promise to “fix” your SI joints instantly.

Unfortunately, the reality is that it doesn’t work that way– you really do need to receive an in-person evaluation from a licensed PT, for this part of the process.

But since there are so many of you out there struggling, when no one’s even told you alignment could be an issue, that’s why I decided to create this section.

My goal here is to empower you with the knowledge of what’s possible, so you know how to go out and find it.

For more on Muscle Energy Technique:

And here is a great video I found, which shows someone demonstrating the same MET concepts that I use.  I recommend that you also check out this post I wrote, where I explain in more detail what’s going on.

Scientific Articles on MET:

I believe that knowledge is power, and that everyone with SIJD  can benefit from learning as much about the problem as possible.  So check out the following scientific articles on MET: