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• The PNF approach, presented in a fully illustrated hands-on guide, including 650 photos
• Focus on practical aspects of patient evaluation and treatment
• ICF and Motor Learning and how these concepts are applied in PNF
• 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
New for this edition: new fully-color textbook design for more user-friendly learning experience; fully revised introductory chapter on the PNF basics, now including discussion and demonstration of ICF and Motor Learning aspects in detailed case study; throughout chapters, new additional case studies that help visualize the application of PNF techniques in promoting the patients’ everyday–life motor skills on activity and participation levels.
PNF (Proprioceptive Facilitation) is an approach to therapeutic exercise which therapists all over the world have found effective for treating patients with a wide range of diagnosis. The approach presented here is based on the concepts set out by Dr. Herman Kabat and taught by Margaret Knott.
This second edition adds many new illustrations including demonstrations of the techniques and pictures of actual patient treatment. The gait section has been expanded with an introduction to the components of normal gait and photos of patient treatment in gait. The mat section has also been enlarged and includes illustrations of patient treatment.
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.