Muscle energy is an Osteopathic way of mobilizing the spine by using opposing or antagonist muscles to turn off a muscle, attached to the spine, that pulls the spine out of alignment. This is because our bodies are programmed to relax muscles that oppose the motion that we move a joint. For example when we straighten or extend our knees, the muscles that bend or flex our knees are inhibited. This is a gentle technique to realign the spine.
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