Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation


Function, Strength, Balance and Contract/Relax With Soft Tissue Mobilization

An Intensive Lab Course




  • History and principles
  • Basic patterns

Pattern Application for Strength and Function

  • Upper extremity
  • Lower extremity
  • Mass patterns (combining trunk and extremities)
    • bed mobility
    • Sit and prop

PNF for Balance and ADL

  • Stability
    • Sitting
    • Standing
  • Scooting
  • Sit to stand
  • Gait
    • PNF Contract/relax with soft tissue mobilization– resistance for fibrotic muscles or tendons at end-ROM combined with tissue strumming or oscillation
  • Lower extremity
    • Hamstrings,
    • 2-joint hip flexors,
    • hip adductors,
    • ITB,
    • heel cord,
    • plantar fascia
  • Upper extremity
    • Pectorals, latissimus dorsi, triceps, rotator cuff, biceps
    • Wrist extensors, flexors
    • Sternocleido mastoid
  • Self-massage with contract-relax
    • hams, ITB, wrist extensors, flexors, plantar fascia
    • Use of hand-held tools


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