PNF in Practice

An Illustrated Guide

  • Susan S. Adler
  • Dominiek Beckers
  • Math Buck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Pages 19-37
  3. Pages 39-46
  4. Pages 77-115
  5. Pages 117-154
  6. Pages 155-167
  7. Pages 169-183
  8. Pages 185-231
  9. Pages 233-270
  10. Pages 271-288
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 297-299

About this book


PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) is an approach to therapeutic exercise which therapists all over the world have found effective for treating patients with a wide range of diagnoses. The approach presented in this richly illustrated guide is based on the concepts set out by Dr. Herman Kabat and taught by Margaret Knott. The fully revised third edition demonstrates how the principles of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and aspects of motor learning and motor control (from "hands-on" to "hands-off" management) are applied in modern PNF evaluation and treatment. The section on Activities of Daily Living has been expanded with new photos and more in-depth text instructions. A new fresh design and layout highlight the clearly structured way in which philosophy, basic procedures and treatment patterns of PNF are presented. Thus, this textbook 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.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Susan S. Adler
    • 1
  • Dominiek Beckers
    • 2
  • Math Buck
    • 2
  1. 1.ChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Rehabilitations Centre HoensbroekHoensbroek

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Medizin Verlag Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-73901-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-73904-3
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