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Table 5 Summary of the MET protocols applied in asymptomatic subjects

From: The efficacy of muscle energy techniques in symptomatic and asymptomatic subjects: a systematic review

Author Repetitions (n) Contraction time (s) Contraction force Relaxation phase (s) Stretch (s)
Ballantyne et al. [22] 4 5 75% 3 none
Burns et al. [33] 4 3 0.5 kg 3 to 5 none
Fryer et al. [15] 3 5 n/a 5 none
Fryer et al. [15] 3 20 n/a 5 none
Fryer et al. [34] 3 5 n/a 5 none
Hamilton et al. [16] 3 3 to 5 n/a 5 none
Laudner et at. [36] 4 5 25% 0 none
Lenehan et al. [21] 4 5 n/a 0 none
Moore et al. [37] 3 5 25% n/a 30
Schenk et al. [41] 4 5 n/a 3 none
Schenk et al. [18] 4 7 to 10 40% 3 none
Shadmehr et al. [20] 3 10 50% 10 none
Smith et al. [19] 3 7 to 10 40% 3 30
Smith et al. [19] 4 7 to 10 40% 3 none
Median 3.5 5 40% 3 30