PNF stands for Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, which is a dynamic neuromuscular system that has many uses. PNF links the central nervous system to the musculoskeletal system. In the Multi-System Approach, PNF is utilized to facilitate an optimal structural and neuromuscular state, which helps break habitual poor movement patterns and posture.
How Does PNF Help?
This system helps stretch tight or contracted tissues more effectively by activating specific structures in the nervous system. PNF also helps strengthen weakened musculature that is identified in an evaluation. The techniques utilize the body’s reflexes and motor learning patterns to strengthen, retrain, and maintain postures and muscles more quickly by building proper motor engrams, or muscle memory, in the body’s natural movement patterns.
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