PNF stretching

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation stretching is a special neurophysiologic-based treatment.

It is an active physiotherapeutic technique that stimulates the interaction between muscles and nerves by specific stimuli (stretch, pressure, tug) of proprioceptors.

The proprioceptors react to these stimuli with muscle contraction.

This therapy improves the attentive and unwitting control of the posture and the movement.

This kind of treatment is applied in the following fields:

Neurology: in case of stroke or multiple sclerosis
Orthopedics: because of bad posture, for muscle building due to muscle asymmetries or due to post-operative cares