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proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation

What is PNF based on? Based on normal movement and motor development
Early motor behavior is dominated by Reflex activity
motor behavior is expressed in orderly sequence of total pasterns of movement and posture.
Main objective of PNF establishing a balance between antagonists
Verbal commands should be Brief and clear-encouraging-
Visual stimuli should help to initiate and coordinate movement
Tactile input is? essential to guide and reinforce the desired patterns of movement
UE D1 pattern used in combing hair on opposite side, hand to mouth for feeding,
UE D2 pattern used in combing hair on SAME side swimming back stroke, pitching.
Symmetrical Paired extremities perform movements on SAME side.
Asymmetrical Paired extremities perform movements on ONE side of the body at the same time
Reciprocal Paired extremities to perform movement in opposite directions simultaneously
Manual contact placement of clinician's hand on patient
Stretch initiate voluntary movement and enhance speed of response
traction separating the joint surfaces
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