PNF in Practice

An Illustrated Guide

  • Susan S. Adler
  • Dominiek Beckers
  • Math Buck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. M. Buck
    Pages 1-13
  3. M. Buck, D. Beckers
    Pages 15-31
  4. D. Beckers
    Pages 33-51
  5. M. Buck
    Pages 53-61
  6. D. Beckers
    Pages 63-68
  7. M. Buck, D. Beckers
    Pages 69-88
  8. D. Beckers
    Pages 89-125
  9. M. Buck
    Pages 127-162
  10. D. Beckers
    Pages 163-176
  11. D. Beckers
    Pages 177-192
  12. M. Buck
    Pages 193-236
  13. D. Beckers
    Pages 237-274
  14. M. Buck
    Pages 275-291
  15. D. Beckers, M. Buck
    Pages 293-300
  16. D. Beckers, M. Buck
    Pages 301-305
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 307-312

About this book


PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) is a concept 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 fourth 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.

A new fresh fully-coloured design and layout highlights the clearly structured way in which philosophy, basic procedures and treatment patterns of PNF are based.

New for this edition

-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 applications in promoting the patients’ everyday-life motor skills on activity and participation levels.


ICF PNF Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation motor control motor learning neurorehabilitation physiotherapy

Authors and affiliations

  • Susan S. Adler
    • 1
  • Dominiek Beckers
    • 2
  • Math Buck
    • 3
  1. 1.Chicago, ILUSA
  2. 2.MaasmechelenBelgium
  3. 3.BeekThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-34987-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-34988-1
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