PNF in Practice: An Illustrated Guide by Susan S. AdlerPNF in Practice: An Illustrated Guide by Susan S. Adler

PNF in Practice: An Illustrated Guide

bySusan S. Adler, Dominiek Beckers, Math Buck

Paperback | October 7, 2013

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  • The PNF approach, presented in a fully illustrated hands-on guide, including 650 photos
  • Focus on practical aspects of patient evaluation and treatment
  • ICF and Motor Learning and how these concepts are applied in PNF
  • Provides a systematic and easily accessible guide to learning and understanding PNF as a practical tool and using it to full effect in patient treatment

New for this edition: new fully-color textbook design for more user-friendly learning experience; fully revised introductory chapter on the PNF basics, now including discussion and demonstration of ICF and Motor Learning aspects in detailed case study; throughout chapters, new additional case studies that help visualize the application of PNF techniques in promoting the patients' everyday-life motor skills on activity and participation levels.

Title:PNF in Practice: An Illustrated GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:283 pagesPublished:October 7, 2013Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642349870

ISBN - 13:9783642349874

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Basic Procedures for Facilitation.- Techniques.- Patient Treatment.- Patterns of Facilitation.- The Scapula and Pelvis.- The Upper Extremity.- The Lower Extremity.- The Neck.- The Trunk.- Mat Activities.- Gait Training.- Vital Functions.- Activities of Daily Living.- Test Your knowledge: Questions and Answers.- Glossary.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews of the fourth edition: "This book explains the use of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) in the treatment of patients with various impairments. . an excellent reference for physical therapy students as well as physical therapists at all levels. . This book clearly explains the rationales for, and uses of, PNF. . The photos illustrating the different techniques with well-written instructions are the true strength of this book." (Jeff Yaver, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2014)