Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation in Orthopedic Patients On-Site Training
This two-day, evidenced based, laboratory intensive course will focus on teaching a historically useful manual therapy technique, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF).
This two-day, evidenced based, laboratory intensive course will focus on teaching a historically useful manual therapy technique, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF). The course introduces PNF as a manual therapy and exercise intervention technique to address common pathologies of both upper and lower extremities. The course is intended to provide the clinician with the skill to rehabilitate the patient with a hands-on, integrative approach. This will be accomplished through a combination of lecture, demonstration, and significant lab time. The structured sessions are aimed at emphasizing important concepts in neurophysiology and motor learning to improve neuromuscular control in orthopedic patients. Mastery of these techniques requires a solid foundation in basic anatomy and the pathomechanics of the shoulder and hip. Attendees will learn useful terminology, basic procedures, and techniques.
Participants will learn to successfully apply PNF techniques in a manner that each patient-centered session is both therapeutic intervention and assessment or evaluation. The clinician will learn to develop and sequence a dynamic treatment plan incorporating PNF techniques that can be used for conservative and post-operative approaches. Current clinical evidence supports the combination of these treatments when properly performed and prescribed by a skilled clinician. Strategies for documentation and coding will also be covered.
JOHN DEAN, MPT, SCS, ATC, LAT is starting his fourteenth year as the Director of Rehabilitation with the University of Tennessee Sports Medicine staff. Dean is a licensed physical therapist, a certified athletic trainer, and a board-certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy. He is a credentialed provider for Graston Technique instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) from the McKenzie Institute, and Owens Recovery Science Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation, He provides rehabilitation services for UT student athletes, and is the course instructor for Kinesiology, Recreation & Sports Studies (KNS 335), and introduction to the foundations and principles of athletic training and sports medicine. Dean has volunteered with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association medical pool since 2012, providing sports medicine coverage for the U.S. men's alpine ski team.
Prior to coming to Tennessee, Dean worked at the University of Florida with the Gators football team. At UF he was also an instructor in the Applied Physiology and Kinesiology Department, teaching a course in rehabilitation. He started his career at Southern California, working with the football and baseball programs.
Dean graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in kinesiology. He completed his Master's degree in physical therapy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dean is an experienced clinician and educator who is active in the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the American Physical Therapy Association, and has been an invited speaker at regional and national conferences.
This is an intermediate level workshop for PTs, PTAs, OTs, and ATs
NOTE: Nothing in this course is to enable or permit the learner to apply techniques outside of the scope of practice in their individual state and discipline.
A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hours (17 in FL) will be awarded to each participant. All Therapy Network Seminars are pre‐approved for CEUs in the state where the course is conducted when required for PT, OT, ATs AND Assistants.
Therapy Network, Inc. (BOC AP#: P2563) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. Our seminars are eligible for a maximum of 15 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA
POLICY: Registration fee less a $75 administrative charge is refundable if cancellation received 14 days prior to program date. No refunds will be given after that time. Therapy Network, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a seminar and will refund in full the registration fee only. TNI is NOT responsible for registrants non‐refundable airfare, accommodations or fees.
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