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(receptive neuromuscular facilitation)

What is Proprietary Neuromuscular Facility - PNF;

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a stretching technique used to improve muscle elasticity . The technique can be actively performed by the patient / athlete so this is the concept of susceptibility. However, it can also be performed by the physiotherapist passively when the movement is reduced or impossible.

What do we achieve with the PNF technique?

The purpose of the technique is to restore range of motion of the joint, strengthen the muscles and perform the movement. Research has shown that this technique is the most effective in increasing the range of motion.

In which cases can it be applied?

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facility - PNF can be used in musculoskeletal, neurological and postoperative conditions.

Diseases such as:

Neurological diseases:

  • Stroke
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Musculoskeletal disorders:

  • Shoulder instability
  • Knee Injuries (Meniscus Rupture, Cross Rupture)
  • Hip injuries (arthritis, hip arthroplasty)
  • Spinal deformities (scoliosis, kyphosis, lordosis)

Also successfully applied to healthy individuals who train or high-level athletes after training for either strengthening or recovery.

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