Contact Hours2.5 Hours
Flex-Ability: Muscle Energy/PNF Basics
With the time spent working and using technology, who has time to stretch these days? As people become less active and time marches on, the body tends to stiffen, resulting in reduced flexibility, painful movements and limited functional performance. Reflex-based stretching techniques make it easy to restore mobility and function using muscle energy (MET) /Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Re-education (PNF). This program presents flexibility assessment and application of gentle MET/PNF techniques to facilitate greater range of motion using neuromotor reflexes. Using reciprocal inhibition, post-isometric relaxation and other reflexes can facilitate the stretching process and improve flexibility. Examples of muscle energy stretches are illustrated with guidelines for clinical use to improve functional mobility for everyday activities across the lifespan.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Discuss components of flexibility, its assessment, and normative reference values for joint mobility
- Describe neuromotor reflexes and their contribution to muscle length and tension.
- Utilize muscle energy/PNF reflexes to facilitate stretching and improve functional mobility.
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as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to respond to poll questions asked throughout the webinar.