What Is PNF?

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation or PNF, created in the 1940s is often implemented in many facets of therapy such as orthopedics, pediatrics, and neuroscience. This technique is specifically used in fields such as physical therapy and occupational therapy. Therapist often use PNF as a means to manually facilitating a group of muscles that are weak in comparison to adjacent muscles. This weakening often occurs due to under use of a muscle or muscle groups leading to over compensations. When this weakness occurs, the joints that rely on these muscles for movement no longer are moving the way they are suppose to. These joints can include those in ones pelvis or shoulder girdle which ca

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