"You're not like other RMTs"

I'm glad I finally found you

Right from the beginning of my career as a Massage Therapist I would overhear more seasoned practitioners talking about getting drained from working on their patients. I listened to them discuss different types of people: needy people, people that projected anger and frustration, ones that would simply dump all their negativity onto you and the ever popular energy vampires.

For some therapists it will be a slow build up of negativity, for others it will be a single person that wipes them out. 

I had one such incident in college that really rocked my world and decided that once was enough. I needed to find solid, easy methods of protecting myself without a lot of dogma attached. 

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.

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

Course curriculum

  • 3

    Talking to people about MET

    • Talking about MET

  • 4

    Indications and Contraindications

    • Indications and Contraindications to MET

  • 5

    MET Theory

    • MET Theory

    • Pain Science and more

  • 6


    • Overview of the Pelvis

    • Consent

  • 7


    • Sacroiliac Joints

    • Iliac Assessment Tests

    • Iliac Dysfunctions

    • Sacroiliac quiz

  • 8

    Pubic Bones

    • Pubic Bone: Assessment

    • Non-Specific Correction

    • Superior and Inferior Pubic Corrections

    • Pubic bone quiz

  • 9

    Upslip of Ilia

    • Ilia Upslip: Assessment and Treatment

    • Upslip quiz

  • 10

    Rotations of the Ilia

    • Rotations of the Ilia

    • Anterior Iliac Rotation Correction

    • Posterior Iliac Rotation Correction

    • Iliac rotations quiz

  • 11

    Iliac Flares

    • Flare Measurements

    • Outflare Corrections

    • Inflare Corrections

    • Flare quiz

  • 12


    • Sacral Float

  • 13

    Order of Treatment

    • Order of Treatment for MET

  • 14

    Conclusion of Course

    • Closing Thoughts

    • Before you go...


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.

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.