PNF in Practice: An Illustrated Guide / Edition 3

PNF in Practice: An Illustrated Guide / Edition 3

by Susan S. Adler, Dominiek Beckers, Math Buck
     
 

PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) is an approach to therapeutic exercise which therapists all over the world have found effective for treating patients with a wide range of diagnoses. The approach presented in this richly illustrated guide is based on the concepts set out by Dr. Herman Kabat and taught by Margaret Knott. The fully revised third

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Overview

PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) is an approach to therapeutic exercise which therapists all over the world have found effective for treating patients with a wide range of diagnoses. The approach presented in this richly illustrated guide is based on the concepts set out by Dr. Herman Kabat and taught by Margaret Knott. The fully revised third edition demonstrates how the principles of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and aspects of motor learning and motor control (from "hands-on" to "hands-off" management) are applied in modern PNF evaluation and treatment. The section on Activities of Daily Living has been expanded with new photos and more in-depth text instructions. A new fresh design and layout highlight the clearly structured way in which philosophy, basic procedures and treatment patterns of PNF are presented. Thus, this textbook provides a systematic and easily accessible guide to learning and understanding PNF as a practical tool and using it to full effect in patient treatment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540739012
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/03/2007
Edition description:
3rd ed. 2008
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Susan Adler: Certified as Physical Therapist at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles; PNF education in 1962 at the Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, California Worked and taught with MaggieKnott; International PNF senior instructor of the IPNFA. Developed and led PNF courses in the USA and Europe

Dominiek Beckers: Master of Physical Therapy, Movement Science and Rehabilitation at the University of Leuven, Belgium in 1975; Physical Therapist at the Rehabilitation Center of Hoensbroek, The Netherlands since 1975; International PNF instructor since 1984; Instructor SCI Rehabilitation; Author of numerous books and articles

Math Buck: Certified as Physical Therapist at the Hoge School in Heerlen,The Netherlands in 1972; Physical Therapist at the Rehabilitation Center of Hoensbroek,The Netherlands, since 1973; International PNF instructor of the IPNFA since 1984. Currently a senior instructor and honorary member of the IPNFA; Co-author of numerous books and articles

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Basic Procedures for Facilitation.- Techniques.- Patient Treatment.- Patterns of Facilitation.- The Scapula and Pelvis.- The Upper Extremity.- The Lower Extremity.- The Neck.- The Trunk.- Mat Activities.- Gait Training.- Vital Functions.- Activities of Daily Living.- Test Your knowledge: Questions and Answers.- Glossary.

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