PNF II: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation II

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PNF II: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation II
Manual Enhancement of Neuromuscular Function and Motor Control for the Neuromuscular Patient 

Prerequisites: PNF I.   (Note: The Kaiser Vallejo Residendcy will no longer serve as a PNFI prerequiste substitute.)

Required Reading: 
Rational Manual Therapies, Basmajian and Nyber, Chapter 11 "Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation"
by Vicky L. Saliba, Gregory S. Johnson and Cheryl Wardlaw.

Required Equipment:  Bring your PNF I manual with you to the PNF II course.  

There is a large review of the PNF I material in the PNF II course.  It is imperative to have your PNF I manual with you at the course.  Also, in preparation for the PNF II course please review your PNF I course manual before the course.    


PNF II offers a specific review of the principles and techniques taught in PNF I. Course content includes advanced procedures and techniques of PNF and allows the student actual patient contact for immediate clinical application of skills learned. The student will be instructed in extremity patterns and the integration of these patterns of facilitation into mat and gait activities. The course includes five hours of supervised hand-on patient care of the neurologically impaired patient.

Review and further develop PNF I skills.

Develop the manual skills necessary to appropriately facilitate efficient extremity and trunk patterns.

Utilize PNF strategies and skills to enhance mat, gait, and functional activities for the neurologically impaired patient.

Instructor Note
The instructor advertised for the course is the intended primary instructor. Every effort is made to hold the course with the scheduled instructor. Course refunds or transfers will not be granted based on a change of instructor. Please note there may be a change of instructor(s) without prior notice.

Multiple instructors are scheduled for each course. However, the actual number of instructors at a course will be determined by final enrollment.

3.5 Days, 28 Contact Hours

Before registering for a course you should verify approved CEUs with your state licensing board or association. State rules are subject to change. IPA courses are approved for PTs for the state in which the course is held.  OTs and PTAs should check with their approving body to determine if the PT approval will be accepted.

Break food will be provided during the first break of the course on Thursday evening.  The break food is intended to be a snack, not dinner.  No other food will be provided. We suggest you bring a water bottle and feel free to bring your own snacks

Attendees agree to utilize all skills of evaluation, assessment and treatment learned in this course to the extent allowed under the regulations of their professional practice act. By registering you acknowledge that your attendance does not represent authorization by the IPA, or any of its officers, to utilize any of the material learned which may lie outside of the strict interpretation of your practice act.

Each attendee is expected to attend all hours of instruction to receive a certificate of completion. Any exceptions to this policy must be pre-approved in writing by the Directors.

Lab Clothing
Each participant's body must be accessible for observation and treatment.  Please refrain from wearing large or sharp jewelry.  A sweat suit is advisable between demonstrations, as temperatures may vary in the room. 

Women:  Two piece swim suit/halter top/sports bra and shorts (a large T-shirt is acceptable).

Men:  Shorts or swim trunks and T-shirts.

ALL:  Warm-up suits or other clothing worn over the above described attire is advised to ensure comfort between demonstrations.

Course Preparation
This 3 1/2 day workshop is quite demanding and intense. Please come prepared and rested. Please review your notes from PNF I and bring your manual to this course.   We strongly recommend that you have taken the pre-requisite course within three to five years to be updated with the current pre-requisite material.  This is especially important for PNF. 

Recommended Reading
It is recommended that each participant reviews the Bibliography and read any article they are unfamiliar with prior to the course. All Course Bibliographies

Rational Manual Therapies, Basmajian and Nyber, Chapter 11 "Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation" by Vicky L. Saliba, Gregory S. Johnson and Cheryl Wardlaw.

PNF in Practice, Adler, Susan, Beckers, Dominiek, and Buck, Math. 3rd Ed., NY: Springer Verlag, 2008. Available at

Study extremity patterns.

PNF DVD by Mike Baum.  Available for purchase for $30.  Email Mike directly at

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