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Introduction to Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

  • Susan S. Adler
  • Dominiek Beckers
  • Math Buck
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Abstract

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a concept of treatment. Its underlying philosophy is that all human beings, including those with disabilities, have untapped existing potential (Kabat 1950).

References

  1. Kabat H (1950) Studies on neuromuscular dysfunction. XIII. New concepts and techniques of neuromuscular reeducation for paralysis. Perm Found Med Bull 8 (3):121–143Google Scholar
  2. Sherrington C (1947) The integrative action of the nervous system. Yale University Press, New HavenGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan S. Adler
    • 1
  • Dominiek Beckers
    • 2
  • Math Buck
    • 2
  1. 1.ChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Rehabilitation Centre HoensbroekHoensbroekNetherlands

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