Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a technique that can help therapists optimize the efficiency, strength, and quality of movement in a wide variety of patients and situations. This course will describe how PNF is more than just knowing Dl and D2 patterns, and how it can be incorporated into the acute care environment and improve outcomes. The content of this course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 hours of general CE credit from 09/21/2017-12/31/2018.
Course created on July 25, 2017
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NM/2.0; NV/0.2; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; ProCert/FSBPT/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- The participant will be able to describe at least three basic principles of the PNF philosophy.
- The participant will be able to identify at least three common reasons for physical therapy referral in acute care setting.
- The participant will be able to describe at least three ways PNF treatments have a positive impact on body function/structure deficits and activity limitations.
- The participant will be able to identify at least three typical trunk responses to both upper and lower extremity PNF patterns/diagonals.
- The participant will be list at least three intervention strategies incorporating PNF for common body function/structure deficits and activity limitations in the acute care setting.
|0-15 Minutes||Background and review of learner outcomes|
|15-45 Minutes||Introduction to PNF including history, philosophy, basic principles, PNF patterns and PNF techniques|
|45-75 Minutes||Acute Care PT including role of PT, evidence, intervention options and complications|
|75-100 Minutes||PNF Interventions including PNF breathing, mass flexion/extension, hooklying stabilizing reversals, and seated stabilizing reversals|
|100-110 Minutes||Integration of PNF interventions into practice|
|110-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Brian Hickman, PT, DPT, GCS, NCS, CSRS
Dr. Brian Hickman is a physical therapist working in an acute rehabilitation hospital for a public hospital system in San Leandro, CA. He works with patients after stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple traumas, among many other diseases and conditions. Dr. Hickman has worked in other acute rehabilitation hospitals, as well as in skilled nursing, acute hospital, and outpatient settings. He is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic and Geriatric Physical Therapy, and an IPNFA Certified PNF Therapist. Dr. Hickman graduated from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA in 2010.
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Texas Physical Therapy Association
This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Introductory level) by the Texas Physical Therapy Association. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. The Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) administers the CCAP on behalf of the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Provider #1807033TX). Beginning July 1, 2018, the Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) administers the CCAP on behalf of the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Provider #2106033TX).
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