PNF in Practice: An Illustrated Guide

PNF in Practice

An Illustrated Guide
 
Edition number: 5th ed. 2021
Publisher: Springer
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ISBN13:9783662618172
ISBN10:3662618176
Binding:Paperback
No. of pages:343 pages
Size:254x178 mm
Language:English
Illustrations: 1 Illustrations, black & white; 254 Illustrations, color
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Short description:

PNF: How it works and how to treat patients

This book teaches you step by step all aspects of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation. It ranges from neurophysiological basics to diagnostic findings, treatment techniques and PNF patterns. The goal is to make you an expert in this established method.


In this book you will find:

? Basics of PNF, including PNF philosophy, ICF model, motor learning and much more

? PNF patterns and their functional application explained precisely and comprehensibly 

? Over 640 color illustrations show all important techniques and treatment steps

? Treatment examples and numerous practical tips for uncomplicated implementation in everyday therapy 

? Questions at the end of each chapter to monitor your learning success


New in the 5th edition:

Completely updated, introduction  of the International PNF Association, additional applications and patient examples


A must-have for everyone who wants to learn or already uses PNF!


About the authors:

Math Buck is Physical Therapist since 1972. He has been working for over 40 years with patients with predominantly spinal neurological symptoms. He has been an IPNFA instructor since 1984 and has taught many PNF courses.

Dominiek Beckers completed a Master's degree in physiotherapy, movement science and rehabilitation at the University of Leuven in Belgium. He has been working as a physiotherapist since 1975 and as an IPNFA instructor since 1984.


Long description:
From neurophysiological basics to diagnostic, different techniques and PNF patterns - with this practice and textbook you will learn step by step about all facets of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and become an expert in this established method.
In this book you will find the basics of PNF (including PNF philosophy, ICF model, motor learning and much more). It covers PNF patterns and their functional application ? both explained precisely and easy to understand. More than 640 figures illustrate all important techniques and treatment steps. Additionally the book offers many examples how to treat patients, plus numerous practical tips for an uncomplicated implementation in everyday therapy. In order to review your learning success, every chapter ends with questions for you to answer.


New in the 5th edition:
? Completely updated, introduction of the International PNF Association, additional applications and patient examples
? A must-have for everyone who wants to learn or already uses PNF!


Table of Contents:

1 Introduction.- 2 Basic Principles and Procedures for Facilitation.- 3 Techniques.- 4 Patient Assessment and Treatment.- 5 Patterns of Facilitation.- 6 The Scapula and Pelvis.- 7 The Upper Extremity.- 8 The Lower Extremity.- 9 The Neck.- 10 The Trunk.- 11 Mat Activities.- 12 Gait Training.- 13 Vital Functions.- 14 Activities of Daily Living.- 15 Test Your knowledge: Questions and Answers.- Glossary.