Muscle Energy (MET) & Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Essentials for Flex-ability
Muscle pain and stiffness can be a debilitating experience, affecting up to 25% of the population. In today's world, where many spend prolonged hours sitting while using technology, it can be challenging to find the time to stretch. This inactivity often leads to stiffness and reduced flexibility, limiting functional performance and causing painful movements. Stiffness can arise from both underuse of motion and overuse, often leading to injury. Fortunately, reflex techniques such as Muscle Energy (MET) and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) can provide fast results to restore mobi...Read morelity and relieve painful stiffness.
In this live interactive continuing education webinar for therapists, we will explore specialized stretching techniques that use MET/PNF to restore mobility and function. Specific types of muscle contractions can trick the body into allowing greater motion, using neuromotor reflexes such as reciprocal inhibition and post-isometric relaxation. These reflexes facilitate the stretching process and improve flexibility, resulting in measurable improvements in range of motion. The webinar will also illustrate examples of muscle energy stretches with clinical guidelines for their effective use. By learning these reflex techniques, therapists can help their patients achieve greater mobility and alleviate painful stiffness quickly and effectively. Less...
- Discuss components of flexibility, how it is measured, and normative reference values for joint mobility
- Describe neuromotor reflexes and their contribution to muscle length, tension and mobility.
- Identify abnormal neuromotor reflex activity and incorporate muscle energy /PNF to facilitate flexibility, ease painful stiffness, and improve functional mobility.
- Discuss the updated research evidence for improved mobility and function using MET/PNF with clinical case discussion, Q&A.
- Beginner to Intermediate
Thursday, June 22, 2023
06:00 PM EDT - 08:00 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
About the speaker
Theresa A. Schmidt, PT,DPT,MS,OCS,LMT,CEAS
6:00pm - 6:30pm ET: Introduction and overview of Muscle Energy (MET) and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
6:30pm - 6:50pm ET: Demonstration of MET techniques for improving flexibility and mobility
6:50pm - 7:10pm ET: Demonstration of PNF techniques for improving flexibility and mobility
7:10pm - 7:50pm ET: Case studies and examples of successful MET/PNF interventions
7:50pm - 8:00pm ET: Q&A session and closing remarks
CE Information - Earn 2 CE Credit Hours
New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy
Texas Physical Therapy Association
Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
Ohio Physical Therapy Association
Michigan Board of Physical Therapy
Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice
Michigan Board of Occupational Therapy
New York State Education Department's State Board for Occupational Therapy
New York State Education Department's State Board for Massage Therapy
Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board
New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
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