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Muscle Energy Technique (MET) Refresher

Course Syllabus

Over this two day workshop you will cover the following:

MET (PIR/RI) application and use for the upper body and neck to include:

  • Trapezius - upper and lower
  • Levator Scapula
  • Scalenes
  • Sternocleidomastoid
  • Deltoid - all aspects
  • Pec Major
  • Pec Minor
  • Serratus Anterior
  • Latissimus Dorsi
  • Teres Major & Minor
  • Biceps/Triceps
  • Thoracic Erector Spinae

MET (PIR/RI) application and use for the lower body to include:

  • Quadratus Lumborum
  • Gluteus Group 
  • Piriformis
  • Hip Flexors
  • Hip Extensors
  • Quads
  • Hamstrings
  • Gastrocnemius/ Soleus
  • Peroneals
  • Tibialis Anterior

Course Overview

This two day workshop is designed for therapists who have previously studied Muscle Energy Technique (MET) within their core qualification but wish to refresh their understanding and use for the treatment of the upper body & lower body.


The protocol of MET in theory is straight forward and easy to understand, however what is often missed is when to perform it, and the importance of client positioning to allow for the protocol to have full effect. This course is designed to explore and revisit the positioning of our clients, different applications of MET, and when and how to intergrate this into our treatment plans.

Assessment Criteria

You will be assessed throughout the day to ensure you are providing safe treatments. You will receive an attendance certificate at the end of the course to take away with you.

Certification and CPD Points: 

Cotswold Academy Certificate of Attendance- 5 CPD points per day

Entry Requirements

You must have previously studied MET (either within a Level 4 Sports massage qualification, or similar such as Sports Therapy, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy or specific CPD). We will ask you to provide a copy of your qualification. Please enquire if you are uncertain about your qualification.

Why Train with Us

Here at the Academy, we are passionate about delivering quality training in Complementary Therapies to ensure each student gains a professional qualification of the highest level. We believe the combination of expertly trained, passionate tutors,  quality assured certification, and our on-going support for students, helps grow our students into highly successful therapists.

What set's us apart from the rest...?

  • Guaranteed small group tuition (max 10 per 1 tutor) for maximum individual support
  • Passionate, experienced tutors committed to the highest standards in the industry
  • Free Thursday evening support - available throughout your training and when you are qualified
  • A fun, friendly environment to study and meet like minded people
  • All our courses are eligible to apply for an NUS Extra card, giving you savings on lots of retailers.
  • We continue to support you as you make your way into the industry as a qualified therapist, with free talks on setting up a business, Facebook groups with job opportunities and continued contact with your Tutor

About Your Tutor(s)

Chris Phillips

Principal-Director-Tutor

The Academy has a proud history as a private training provider in the complementary health sector for the last twenty five years.

One of my core beliefs at The Academy concerns training standards. I believe there is a real need to further raise and develop credibility in our industry, so that more clients can benefit from high professional standards. We can contribute to this by sharing our knowledge and working experiences with each other. This is the main drive behind my weekly evening groups; Thursday Evenings.

I trained as a Massage and Sports Therapist in 2000 and have been developing my private practice from my home just outside Northleach in the Cotswolds ever since. In 2006 I completed my Certificate in Further Education Teaching (CFET1) and I have been teaching Sports and Remedial Massage ITEC Level 3 & 4 here at the Academy since. I have a background of working with young troubled people and their families in a therapeutic setting, both as key worker and as a manager and supervising and training staff.


Tamara Howard

Sports Massage Tutor

I completed both my iTEC Levels 3 & 4 in Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy at the Academy in 2018 and have gone on to do further CPD courses here to enhance my ’toolbox’ as a Therapist.  The exceptional level of training I received, as well as the ongoing support, has enabled me to build a successful business in a short space of time.

It’s an honour to be teaching a subject that I love and am so passionate about, to the high standard set by the Academy, and being part of other peoples journey into the industry.


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