What is Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation?
PNF is a dynamic motor control system that is based on human genetics of growth and development. PNF strategies utilize existing neuromuscular pathways and motor patterns which drive the development of movement strategies of human function and locomotion. PNF patterns are universal, yet uniquely expressed within each individual based upon their development. Through PNF we can enhance your balance, stability, muscle strength, and endurance by optimizing posture and movement strategies.
How do I know if Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation is right for me?
A common goal for all patients is efficient, purposeful movement throughout the day. Ambulation is a human trait historically necessary to survive, and therefore a strategic expression of our genetics. Through the expression of our genetics, humans develop a neuro/myofascial/skeletal system which supports anti-gravity postures and movements. PNF techniques help enhance movement patterns in any and all bodies.
If you are interested in learning more about Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, or you think you could benefit from this stretching technique, don’t hesitate to contact Central Park Physical Therapy today to schedule a consultation with one of our dedicated physical therapists!