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Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation patterns and techniques by Dorothy E. Voss

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Published by Harper & Row in Philadelphia .
Written in English


  • Physical therapy,
  • Muscles,
  • Proprioceptors,
  • Exercise therapy

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StatementDorothy E. Voss, Marjorie K. Ionta, Beverly J. Myers ; foreword by Sedgwick Mead.
ContributionsIonta, Marjorie K., Myers, Beverly J., Knott, Margaret.
LC ClassificationsRM700 .V66 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 370 p. :
Number of Pages370
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2842693M
ISBN 100061425958
LC Control Number84004630

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  PNF 1. PROPRIOCEPTIVE NEUROMUSCULAR FASCILITATION QANDEEL HAMIDULLAH KHAN 2. LETS BEGIN 3. history • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is an approach to patient care, which as originated in the 's by Herman Kabat, M.D. Maggie Knott joined him in his efforts to discover and define the approach in the late 's. • They soon began to teach . Bruce Greenfield, in The Athlete's Shoulder (Second Edition), Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) is a neurophysiologic approach to therapeutic exercises that can be used during all phases of shoulder rehabilitation to address multiple and different impairments and functional losses. PNF applies neurophysiologic principles of the sensory and motor system to coordinate and. From here comes the complete title of the method Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). Dr. Kabat wanted to create a manual therapeutic approach, which would allow the doctors to analyse the patient’s movement condition and at the same time provided them with effective therapy for recovery of the functional movement. In this Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is widely used in the rehabilitation of upper extremity function in stroke patients. (Amit Kumar Mandall ). PNF is a therapeutic intervention used in rehabilitation which was originally developed to facilitate .