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.