PNF technique
 
Here at Scoliosis SOS, we have spent many years developing our successful ScolioGold treatment method, which uses a combination of non-surgical spinal techniques including the PNF Technique.
 
Although the Schroth method remains an integral part of our treatment programme, we have also integrated a range of other carefully selected techniques into our regime, ensuring that every aspect of the patient’s condition is fully addressed.
 
The afore mentioned treatment included in our current scoliosis treatment programme is the PNF technique. PNF stands for Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, a technique that was first developed in the USA during the 1940s. The aim of the PNF therapy is to increase the patient’s flexibility and range of motion, and this in turn contributes to improved coordination.

History of the PNF Technique

The PNF technique was pioneered by a neurophysiologist named Herman Kabat, who came to the conclusion that combinations of movement would be far more effective than the existing approach, which consisted of only moving one joint at time. This developed as Kabat began to look for natural patterns of movement for rehabilitating muscles, and this is something we practice at Scoliosis SOS today in its modern form.
 
Part of our reason for including the PNF technique in our treatment programme is the fact that many of our patients struggle with physical limitation, both as a result of scoliosis itself and in relation to spinal fusion surgery. Many of our previous patients expressed that they felt restricted by the impact of scoliosis on their physical ability, and also that they were intimidated at the prospect of undergoing spinal surgery, which would greatly limit their ease of movement.
 
By strengthening the muscles around the spine, the stretching included in the PNF technique is able to relieve the discomfort of scoliosis, while also facilitating a greater range of motion, making it ideal for patients who are particularly active in pastimes such as sport and dance. As with all of the methods included in the ScolioGold programme, it has also been thoroughly researched and scientifically proven, which means that each patient can be sure that they are in safe, sure hands when receiving this treatment.
 
If you would like to find out more about the PNF technique or the variety of methods used in our ScolioGold treatment, please click here. To book a consultation, or if you have any questions about our non-surgical treatments, please get in touch today.
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