Physiotherapy - PNF method, PNF stretching, PNF exercises.
What you'll learn
- Perform the 1st and 2nd diagonal of the upper extremities on a patient
- Perform the 1st and 2nd diagonal of the lower extremities on a patient
- Understand the basic principles of the PNF method
- Understand how to apply the specific facilitation techniques practically on patients
- Apply the diagonals of the upper and lower extremities in different exercises with weights
- No prior experience or knowledge of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation method
- PDF materials are included to help with further learning.
- Students are encouraged to take notes during the videos.
- This course is accessible in different devices.
In this course you will exactly learn how to apply the 1st and 2nd Diagonal of the upper and lower extremities to a patient. You will learn the basic principles of the Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation - PNF Method.
Why do you need this course?
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) method was developed by Herman Kabat in 1940, and it was used mostly for patients with neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disorders. PNF is not just a medical treatment, but it is more like a tool which allows to diagnose the specific treatment of different neuromuscular dysfunctions.
You need it because it is one of the most important methods that physical therapists, rehabilitation doctors, and occupational therapists use with patients.
It is an important part of the rehabilitation in many patient groups, including:
Patients with neurological diseases brain or spinal cord trauma, peripheral paresis, neuropathy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and a host of other neurological problems.
Rehabilitation of patients after sports injuries
Increase and improvement of Muscle strength
Improvement of posture, gait and balance
During the course you will learn:
How to practically apply the 1st and 2nd diagonal of the upper and lower extremities.
How to practically apply the different variations of both diagonal
The muscle groups that are activated in each diagonal
The specific facilitation techniques that are applied in PNF method and practically how to use them for each diagonal.
Mistakes we can make while performing the diagonals and how to avoid them
After this course you will be able to perform every diagonal for both upper and lower extremities to your patients. The course is illustrated with the real patient so you can understand the principles and apply it easily in practice. Its super easy to understand it because I have explained it in details, and step by step all the process. I have prepared many videos for the lectures and you can also download the materials in PowerPoint for the theoretical part.
Who this course is for:
- Physiotherapy practitioners and students
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Sport science
I have more than 12 years experience in the field of clinical Physiotherapy and more than 10 years experience in the academic and scientific field of Rehabilitation.
I graduated with a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy in the 1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University, and with a Master degree in Physiotherapy in the 2nd Faculty of Medicine Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Finished my PhD studies in the University of Medicine in Tirana, Faculty of Technical Medical Sciences.
During these years I had different teacher mobility exchange programs where I lectured in EU countries. Actually I am holding the position as a lecturer in the Physiotherapy field in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, Sports University of Tirana.