PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) - is a method that has its own philosophy and principles for working with the patient. It allows optimal restoration of the patient's lost motor functions, using his body's receptors. The concept implies a positive attitude towards the patient and his problem, a global perception of it. During training, the aim is to activate energy reserves, which gives the patient more motivation to exercise. In addition, working on healthy and strong elements of the body, protects the patient from badly associated pain.
This method is based on movement patterns, and also uses mat therapy, learning to walk, as well as improving vital functions, i.e. (facial expressions, breathing, tongue movements, swallowing, articulation). The great benefits of this method have contributed to the huge popularization of the concept, not only in neurology. It is widely used for patients with Parkinson's disease, MS, MPD, spinal cord injuries and after strokes.
- past vascular incidents of the Central Nervous System in the form of ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes of the brain
- Any disease that causes balance disorders
- Any disease that causes an impaired gait stereotype
- multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson's disease
- Post-operative patients with muscle dysfunction in the form of deficits in mass and muscle strength
- Skeletal muscle diseases (including dystrophies, metabolic disorders, inflammatory changes)
- bone fractures
- Damage to soft tissues of the musculoskeletal apparatus: muscles, tendons, ligaments, joint capsules
- Disorders of the so-called proprioception as a consequence of the soft tissue injury suffered
- disorders of correct posture - postural re-education
- Pain in the spine of the cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral segments
- trigeminal and facial nerve neuralgias
- Disorders of vegetative functions (breathing, swallowing, articulation)
- treatment of hypermobile joints - stabilization of spinal joints and limbs
A referral is required for gymnastics.