Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

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1 Aug 22
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

We continuously talked about the importance of stretching! We have discussed different types of stretching and their main differences. However, there is a unique type of stretching that requires its own post. The stretching style is proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. PNF consists of 3 different categories: Hold-relax Contract relax Hold relax with agonist contraction  What is […]

25 Jul 22
Spinal Stabilization: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

Why start with spinal stabilization exercises?  Spina stabilization is one of the top three reasons patients come in to physical therapy. Why Stabilization? Current research suggests that 1 out of 4 people will experience an episode of low back pain (LBP) within the next 6 months. This back pain will be bad enough to bring […]

27 Jun 22
Prehabilitation: Come to Physical Therapy Before Surgery

Did you know physical therapy is not just for after surgery! Getting physical therapy before surgery can help cause a quicker recovery! What is Prehabilitation? Prehabilitation is a term that indicates treatment before a surgery. A study by Durrand, Singh, and Danjoux (2019) compares prehabilitation to getting ready to ‘weather the storm’ of an operation. […]

20 Jun 22
Physical Therapy for Common Vestibular Problems

In our last blog we talked about the structure of the vestibular system. Today, we’re going to talk about two common vestibular disorders and how physical therapy can help! Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) BPPV is characterized by sudden onset, vertigo of a short duration. Vertigo is defined as an illusion of movement. Patients with […]

13 Jun 22
What is the Importance of the Vestibular System?

There are 3 components that work to create balance. Eye sight, the body’s ability to sense movement and the vestibular system all work to create balance. Specifically, the vestibular plays a large roll in balance and fall prevention. In fact, patients with vestibular dysfunction have an 8-fold increase in risk of falling (Hall et al., […]