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.
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!
Math Buck is Physical Therapist since 1972. He has worked for over 40 years with patients with predominantly spinal neurological symptoms. Math Buck 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.