PNF in Practice: An Illustrated Guide

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This book is a practical guide to the application of PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) in the treatment of patients with orthopedic problems and with neurologic dysfunctions. The approach presented here is based on the concepts set out by Dr. Herman Kabat and taught by Margaret (Maggie) Knott. The authors, experienced PNF teachers, show how they use the PNF method for effective evaluation, planning and treament, and thus provide the reader with a clear understanding of why, how and when PNF techniques are applied. The books special feature is the detailed photographic documentation of PNF patterns, mat and gait activities, and their functional application.This unique combination of photographs and concise text guides students learning PNF and stimulates therapists familiar with the method to review and improve their skills. (see background information, S.Adler and Beckers/Buck)

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