PNF I: The Functional Approach to Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation


  • Deer Park Physical Therapy 707 S Park St Deer Park, WA, 99006 United States

Required Course Preparation: Prior to the classroom portion of this course, all students must complete required course preparation.  The preparation for PNFI includes videos, quizzes, and articles.  Plan to spend approximately 4 hours learning this important information.  Once enrolled in a course, required course preparation can be found by logging on to your IPA account and selecting "My Upcoming Courses."  If you have any trouble accessing the required course preparation please call our office at 970-870-9521 for assistance. Note: Mobile devices using an Apple operating system may not be compatible with our Pre-Course tests. Also, please note that approved CEUs may vary depending on individual states' treatment of Online vs. Classroom Instruction.

 Required Equipment: Print the Video Handout Reference from the precourse work to add to your course manual if desired.  The precourse Video Handout Reference makes up pages 8-21 of the PNFI manual, and can be inserted into the manual you receive when you arrive at the course.

Couse Cost:  $695.00

Purpose
To effectively treat as a Functional Manual TherapistTM, one must address the interrelationship between the neuromuscular, soft tissue, and articular systems. PNF I offers a dynamic and functional evaluation and treatment approach to this interrelationship based on specific analysis of motor recruitment patterns and Characteristics of Neuromuscular Function. This course progresses from specific shoulder girdle, pelvic girdle, and trunk patterns to weight bearing postures and movements. Content emphasizes the establishment of efficient motor recruitment patterns for rehabilitation of neurological and orthopedic patients and post manipulative techniques. The material in this course is directly related to current neurophysiology of muscle function and motor control.

Objectives
Develop manual skills to improve cervical, upper extremity, and trunk function with PNF scapula patterns.

Develop manual skills to improve lumbar, pelvic, and lower extremity function utilizing PNF Pelvic patterns.To train the participant to utilize manual facilitation to enhance the patient’s Proprioceptive awareness, neuromuscular response for initiation, strength, and endurance, and to facilitate motor learning.

Become proficient at using the technique Tonic Spread to effectively facilitate Automatic Core Engagement (ACE) of the trunk and interconnecting segments.To develop a comprehensive understanding of the role of PNF as an inherent component of Functional MobilizationTM and motor control rehabilitation.

Apply the principles of PNF to effectively facilitate CoreFirst™ strategies for efficient motor control in bed mobility, hook lying, sitting, and gait.

Instructor Note
The instructor advertised for the course is the intended primary instructor. Every effort is made to hold the course with the scheduled instructor. Course refunds or transfers will not be granted based on a change of instructor. Please note there may be a change of instructor(s) without prior notice. 

June 21
Blood Drive
August 16
Blood Drive