Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) approach uses the anatomical structures of the agonist and antagonist muscles to sequence muscle movements thus improving body functions and engagement in occupations in those with functional limitations. Proprioception involved sensory receptors that provide information regarding body position and movement. The neuromuscular system involves the nerves, muscles, and facilitation to make tasks easier for the client to perform. PNF patterns are performed in a spiral diagonal direction with resistance provided by an occupational therapist, putting emphasis on functional training and motor learning.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Bradenburg, Alyssa and Dugan, Savannah, "Effectiveness of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) on Gait and Balance in Older Adults" (2019). Occupational Therapy Graduate Student Evidenced-Based Research Reviews. 56.