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Table 6 Summary of the MET protocols applied in symptomatic patients

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)
Bindra [10] 4 to 6 8 to 10 25% 2–3 none
Cassidy et al. [14] 4 5 n/a n/a n/a
Kamali et al. [35] 5 5 to 7 25% 0 none
Küçükşen et al. [17] 5 5 75% 5 none
Nagrale et al. [38] 3 to 5 7 to 10 20% 2–3 30
Oliveira-Campelo et al. [39] 3 to 5 5 25% 5 none
Phadke et al. [13] 5 7 to 10 20% n/a 20
Sadria et al. [12] 4 7 to 10 20% 3 30
Sakshi et al. [40] 3 7 to 10 Mild effort n/a none
Selkow et al. [7] 4 5 n/a 5 none
Tanwar et al. [42] 3 7 to 10 20% 3 30
Ulger et al. [9] Until necessary 8 30% n/a none
Wilson et al. [8] 4 5 n/a n/a none
Yeganeh Lari et al. [11] 3 to 5 7 to 10 20% 2–3 30
Median 4 8 20% 3 30