"You're not like other RMTs"

I'm glad I finally found you

You want to know and feel that you are able to help people when they come in for a treatment. When a client/patient says they have been to other manual therapists before and you are the only one to look at them differently, it's a win. 

I was fortunate to be taught Muscle Energy Technique (MET) at the beginning of my career as a Registered Massage Therapist. Working with an abundance of motor vehicle accident people it became clear that incorporating this technique into their care had better results than not using it.

Invariably this lead to countless word of mouth referrals from clients/patients as well as the referring doctors who are always on the lookout for more effective therapists. 

Want to become more SKILLED at decreasing nonspecific back pain? Needing to REDUCE the amount of wear and tear on your body Are you looking for a technique that integrates with your current treatment style?  

If you answered "Yes" to any of the questions above, then this online course is for you.

What will you learn?


Accomplish better results treating nonspecific back pain while making it easier on your own body, increasing your longevity in the profession.

At the end of the course I want you to know the indications and contraindications to MET, understand the new and old theories around MET, be able to explain how the spine moves and the laws of non-physiological motion and the concepts of MET.

Feel confident in the application of the tests and treatments and being able to talk to your clients/patients about what you are wanting to do. 

Plus MORE...

Receive the thanks you deserve


Your clients/patients will associate the improvement with your treatments. Evidence indicates Muscle Energy Technique can decrease pain and increase functional motion. 

Is this course right for me?


You can INTEGRATE this into your practice no matter the type of work you do, deep tissue, fascial, Swedish or osteopathic.

Desire to execute evidence informed specific treatments to your clients/patients.

Wanting a logical application that makes sense, identifying when and when not to apply this technique.

Start Using Muscle Energy Technique

Choose to become more effective

Increase your confidence


Confident knowing if there is a spinal segment that is dysfunctional known as a somatic dysfunction.

Recognize you are doing a more complete job treating the involved tissues.

You will be able to have an informed conversation with other health care workers about what is happening to the person’s spine.



Lead Instructor

Robert Hackwood

A Registered Massage Therapist since 1992, Robert Hackwood - Dynamic Therapist - brings the success of his hands-on treatment and courses to the online arena in a state-of-the-art online program that all therapists can benefit from, regardless of their location. Robert explains:" Therapists can improve outcomes with less wear and tear. These courses help you to work smarter and easier so you can stand apart." Therapists can complete the training in the privacy of their own homes at a pace that works for them, saving time and money.

Robert has been involved with teaching Massage Therapy skills for over 25 years, including Muscle Energy Technique, Craniosacral in several forms, Neuromuscular Therapy, Assessment, Osteopathic Techniques, and more. He has been a teaching assistant for several instructors offering continuing education, taught in 3 different Massage Therapy Colleges, written articles and been involved in the running of the Massage Therapy profession in British Columbia.

Course curriculum

  • 2

    MET Concepts

  • 3

    Lumbar Spine

    • Anatomy and Landmarking

    • Finding L5

    • Vertebrae and Facet Motion

    • Lumbar spine quiz

  • 4

    Laws of Non-physiological Motion

    • Laws of Non-physiological Motion

    • Fryette's 3 Principles: Type 1

    • Fryette's 3 Principles: Type 2

    • Fryette's 3 Principles: Type 3

    • Fryette quiz

  • 5

    Talking to people about MET

    • Talking about MET

  • 6

    Indications and Contraindications to MET

    • Indications and Contraindications to MET

  • 7

    Lumbar Spine: Corrections

    • Type 2 Found in Flexion

    • Type 2 Found in Extension

    • No-Brainer Rules

    • Considerations

    • Lumbar spine quiz

  • 8

    Thoracic Spine

    • Thoracic Cage

    • Rule of Threes

    • Finding T1

    • Palpating TVPs

    • Indications and Contraindications

    • Upper Thoracic (C7 - T3)

    • Thoracic spine quiz

  • 9


    • Charting

  • 10

    MET Theory

    • MET Theory

    • Facilitated Segment

    • Pain Science and more

  • 11

    MET Order of Treatment

    • Order of Treatment for MET

  • 12


    • Closing Thoughts

    • Before you go...

What to expect

What amazing information will I see?

  • Anatomy of a vertebral segment

  • Talking to people about Muscle Energy Technique

  • Assess and Treat somatic (spinal facet) dysfunctions found in flexion and extension

  • 3 laws and the Barrier Concept

  • Theories of MET and pain science

  • Indications and Contraindications

  • 2 different methods of charting


Pay in one payment


  • Are there any Continuing Education Credits?

    Yes, there are 2 PD CMTBC Continuing Education Credits for completion of this online course.

  • How does online education work with Dynamic Therapies?

    We use a learning management system (LMS) to deliver all the currently taught content, video instructions and materials.

  • Is this the same information in a face-to-face course?

    Yes, the material is the same. The course has written descriptions as well as video content that you can review as much as you like while enrolled.

  • Is it hard to learn?

    You will be able to follow along and practice with the videos for the practical portions. Your skills you have already acquired as a therapist will help you to perform the necessary palpation.

  • Will 90 days be long enough to complete the online course?

    Yes, you will be able to complete the online course and implement what you have learnt in less than a week. However, you will want to practice and apply the methods daily at work.

    This course would normally be taught in a face-to-face class in 2 days.

100% Guaranteed


Try the Muscle Energy Technique for the Thoracic and Lumbar Spines online course for 90 days - 100% risk-free. If you don't LOVE the results, I insist you get 100% of your money back.

Let me tell you why I offer this unbeatable guarantee.

When talking to practitioners about Muscle Energy Technique I get excited about the results achieved for the clients/patients without the wear and tear on the therapist.

It wasn't good enough for me and you deserve more too.

After a very short time practicing it was obvious that including the treatment of the facet joints by using MET greatly increase the desired outcome. Namely a quicker way to decrease pain and increase range of motion.

Experienced and new practitioners find it incredible and valuable.

I know these methods work. I am offering the course online so that more therapists can have the opportunity and benefit from it as I have. 

And that's why I guarantee the MET Thoracic and Lumbar spine online course for a full 90 days.

It's simple: take the course and see for yourself. If you don't see the results, I'd like you to email me, show me that you did the work and I'll refund you 100%.

By the way I ask you to show me you are doing the work because I know how powerful these techniques are when applied. I have no intention of keeping your money if you're dissatisfied, but I insist you show me, just in case your results are related to incorrect application. I want you and your clients/patients to be able to feel the difference in pain reduction and increase range of motion.

What are you waiting for?

Feel confident you can treat a somatic (facet joint) dysfunction and execute a more complete job of treating the involved tissues.