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Muscle Energy Technique (MET) & Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Re-education (PNF)
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours: 4
Registration Fee: $116
At the conclustion of this course the participant will be able to
Discuss the role of neuromuscular reflexes in mediating neuromotor activity in normal and pathological conditions.
Define somatic dysfunction and discuss its effect on functional biomechanics.
Explain the role of muscle energy technique (MET) and proprioceptive neuromuscular re-education (PNF) in the management of limited range of motion and weakness.
Design a treatment plan using MET/PNF to improve mobility, strength and function.
Discuss the evidence-based research for MET/PNF.
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Massage Therapists, and Athletic Trainers.
Muscle Energy Technique (MET)/ Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Re-education (PNF) is an evidence-based intervention for correcting somatic dysfunctions which contribute to pain, limited mobility, muscle weakness and disability. Dr. Fred Mitchell Sr., DO developed MET in 1948 to restore proper biomechanics and functional movement. Precise active muscle contractions and positions are used to normalize tension and restore functional motion.
Knott and Voss introduced their version of a related technique, PNF, at the same time. Both MET and PNF are used to re-educate abnormal neuromotor reflexes, facilitate normal muscle action and inhibit hypertonicity. This hands-on guided exercise is gentle enough to apply without the need for forceful manipulation procedures. MET/PNF may be incorporated clinically and in home exercise programs to improve mobility and promote functional outcomes. Lecture, discussion and hands-on video demonstration are presented to show how this valuable intervention can make a difference in your practice.
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM