PNF in Practice

An Illustrated Guide

Authors: Adler, Susan, Beckers, Dominiek, Buck, Math

  • Fully illustrated guide: approx. 650 full-color photos
  • Focus on practical aspects of patient evaluation and treatment
  • ICF and Motor Learning applied to PNF
  • New textbook design for more user-friendly experience
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About this book

  • The PNF approach, presented in a fully illustrated hands-on guide, including 650 photos
  • Focus on practical aspects of patient evaluation and treatment
  • ICF and Motor Learning and how these concepts are applied in PNF
  • Provides a systematic and easily accessible guide to learning and understanding PNF as a practical tool and using it to full effect in patient treatment

New for this edition: new fully-color textbook design for more user-friendly learning experience; fully revised introductory chapter on the PNF basics, now including discussion and demonstration of ICF and Motor Learning aspects in detailed case study; throughout chapters, new additional case studies that help visualize the application of PNF techniques in promoting the patients’ everyday–life motor skills on activity and participation levels.

About the authors

Susan Adler: Certified as Physical Therapist at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles; PNF education in 1962 at the Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, California Worked and taught with MaggieKnott; International PNF senior instructor of the IPNFA. Developed and led PNF courses in the USA and Europe

Dominiek Beckers: Master of Physical Therapy, Movement Science and Rehabilitation at the University of Leuven, Belgium in 1975; Physical Therapist at the Rehabilitation Center of Hoensbroek, The Netherlands since 1975; International PNF instructor since 1984; Instructor SCI Rehabilitation; Author of numerous books and articles

Math Buck: Certified as Physical Therapist at the Hoge School in Heerlen,The Netherlands in 1972; Physical Therapist at the Rehabilitation Center of Hoensbroek,The Netherlands, since 1973; International PNF instructor of the IPNFA since 1984. Currently a senior instructor and honorary member of the IPNFA; Co-author of numerous books and articles

Reviews

From the reviews of the fourth edition:

 

“This book explains the use of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) in the treatment of patients with various impairments. … an excellent reference for physical therapy students as well as physical therapists at all levels. … This book clearly explains the rationales for, and uses of, PNF. … The photos illustrating the different techniques with well-written instructions are the true strength of this book.” (Jeff Yaver, Doody’s Book Reviews, February, 2014)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
PNF in Practice
Book Subtitle
An Illustrated Guide
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-34988-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-34988-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-34987-4
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XI, 312
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 223 illustrations in colour
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