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Patterns of PNF

Patterns of PNF

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Published by: bpt2 on May 13, 2009
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Patterns of PNF
 
 
Basic principles:
Teach the patternsand sequencesstart to finish
Patient shouldlook at the limb
Use verbal cues
Appropriatepressure isessential
Mechanics andbody positioningare essential
Rotationalmovement iscritical component
Distal movementsoccur first
Quick stretchbefore contractionis facilitory
 
 
Patterns
All patterns have three components:
Flexion-extension
Abduction-adduction
Internal rotation-external rotation
Upper and lower extremity have 2diagonal patterns
Trunk patterns are called chopping andlifting
Neck patterns involve flexion/rotation toone side and extension/rotation to theother

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