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PNF and Mobility Treatments


PNF and Mobility Treatments Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) and Mobility treatments are designed to help improve postural alignment by correcting any muscle imbalances within the [...]

PNF and Mobility Treatments

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) and Mobility treatments are designed to help improve postural alignment by correcting any muscle imbalances within the body. These treatments place a focus on the stretching and activation of various muscles to help improve flexibility, mobility, and overall joint stability.

Each treatment plan will focus either on either the upper or lower body, depending on the client’s goals and their assessment results. These treatments are a much more active approach to treating “tight” muscles, and are very different from your typical massage.

Clients are instructed to wear loose fitting / stretchy clothes to their appointment and will remain dressed throughout the entire treatment.

PNF and Mobility Treatments are suitable for all sorts of people, from athletes looking to improve overall mobility and prevent injury to office workers and students looking to improve their posture from sitting at a desk all day. These treatments are created differently for each individual based on their specific needs and goals.

PNF and mobility treatments are designed to stretch and strengthen muscles, therefore, if you have a pre -existing musculoskeletal condition or acute injury, then these treatments may not be suitable for you.

What Is PNF Stretching?

PNF stands for proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. It is a form of therapist assisted stretching that involves a series of muscle contractions followed immediately by a stretch. The contractile component of PNF stretching uses the feedback from various proprioceptors within the muscles (muscle spindles and Golgi tendon organ) to our advantage by facilitating the target muscle to relax and gain a greater range of motion.

PNF and Mobility Treatments

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) and Mobility treatments are designed to help improve postural alignment by correcting any muscle imbalances within the body. These treatments place a focus on the stretching and activation of various muscles to help improve flexibility, mobility, and overall joint stability.

Each treatment plan will focus either on either the upper or lower body, depending on the client’s goals and their assessment results. These treatments are a much more active approach to treating “tight” muscles, and are very different from your typical massage.

Clients are instructed to wear loose fitting / stretchy clothes to their appointment and will remain dressed throughout the entire treatment.

PNF and Mobility Treatments are suitable for all sorts of people, from athletes looking to improve overall mobility and prevent injury to office workers and students looking to improve their posture from sitting at a desk all day. These treatments are created differently for each individual based on their specific needs and goals.

PNF and mobility treatments are designed to stretch and strengthen muscles, therefore, if you have a pre -existing musculoskeletal condition or acute injury, then these treatments may not be suitable for you.

What Is PNF Stretching?

PNF stands for proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. It is a form of therapist assisted stretching that involves a series of muscle contractions followed immediately by a stretch. The contractile component of PNF stretching uses the feedback from various proprioceptors within the muscles (muscle spindles and Golgi tendon organ) to our advantage by facilitating the target muscle to relax and gain a greater range of motion.

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The First Appointment

The first half of the appointment will be spent doing a postural and range of motion assessment as well as muscle endurance testing. This will help identify which muscle groups are short and which are weak. This information is then used by the therapist to create a treatment plan that is tailored to the client’s exact needs. The assessment results will also provide a baseline that will be referred back to at the end of the treatment plan to measure any improvements. The rest of the appointment will be spent introducing PNF stretching and client education about the treatment plan.

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Follow Up Appointments

The follow up appointments will be spent doing both PNF stretching as well as remedial exercises and stretches.  These remedial exercises are what make up the mobility routine and will be created specific to the client’s individual needs and goals. The routine will be done in real time with the therapist, going through the full sets and repetitions to ensure the client fully understands how to perform each exercise and stretch.  It will then be expected of the client to continue the mobility routine at home, in between treatments with the therapist, to gain optimal treatment results.

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How Many Appointments Will Need To Be Booked?

We ask the client to commit to at least six 60-minute appointments. The first assessment appointment, four PNF and mobility treatments, followed by a final PNF and re-assessment appointment.

The goal of these treatments is to educate the client on how to make lasting results on their own, by continuing to implement their mobility routines into their everyday activities. Once a client has completed the FULL 6 treatments, only then, will 30-minute treatments be offered for PNF stretching only.

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