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PNF physiotherapy

PNF physiotherapy

PNF physiotherapy (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) is a rehabilitation method created for the physiotherapy of neurological diseases, especially cerebral palsy. Currently, it is also used in various types of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The aim of the PNF method is to make it easier for the patient to perform everyday activities and achieve the greatest possible independence.

The therapist stimulates the movement and position receptors of the body, thanks to which it is possible to create a new movement pattern and gradually restore fitness.

PNF physiotherapy at Mediss Medical Clinic in Gdańsk

PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) physiotherapy is a method of physical rehabilitation aimed at improving neuromuscular functions and increasing the range of motion. PNF is based on the use of natural movement patterns and is used to treat patients with various neurological, orthopaedic and traumatic conditions.

The course of PNF physiotherapy

1. Diagnosis and assessment of the patient’s condition:

  • Consultation with a physiotherapist
  • Detailed medical history
  • Assessment of motor functions, range of motion and muscle strength
  • Development of an individual therapeutic plan

2. PNF techniques and exercises:

  • Movement patterns: Exercises based on natural, three-dimensional movement patterns that involve the whole body.
  • Stretching techniques: The use of dynamic and static stretching to increase muscle flexibility.
  • Resistance exercises: The use of manual resistance by the therapist to improve muscle strength.
  • Rhythmic stabilizations: Exercises that improve stability and muscle coordination by alternating muscle tensions and relaxations.
  • Mobilizations: Exercises aimed at increasing the range of motion in the joints and improving muscle flexibility.

3. Therapy monitoring and modification:

  • Regularly evaluate progress
  • Adaptation of exercises and techniques to the patient’s needs
  • Patient education in self-guided exercises and self-therapy techniques

Advantages of PNF physiotherapy

  • Improved motor function: Increased range of motion, muscle strength and coordination.
  • Natural movement patterns: Exercises based on natural body movements, which increases the effectiveness of therapy.
  • Individual approach: Therapy tailored to the specific needs and capabilities of the patient.
  • Support in neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation: Effective treatment of patients with various diseases and injuries.
  • Active involvement of the patient: The patient actively participates in therapy, which increases their motivation and the effects of rehabilitation.

How to prepare for the visit?

  • Medical records: Bring your test results, medical history, and any relevant medical information.
  • Sports Attire: Dress comfortably to allow you to exercise freely.
  • Question list: Think about what questions you want to ask the physical therapist to fully understand the therapy process.
  • Motor Function Assessment: Be prepared to accurately describe your movement problems – range of motion, muscle strength, and factors affecting functioning.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How long does a PNF therapy session last?
    • A typical session lasts between 45 and 60 minutes, depending on the individual needs of the patient.
  2. Is PNF therapy painful?
    • Exercise can cause temporary discomfort, but in general, the therapy should not be painful. It is important to communicate with the physiotherapist during the session.
  3. Do I need a referral for PNF therapy?
    • A referral is not always required, but it is worth consulting our office for detailed information.
  4. What are the contraindications to PNF therapy?
    • Contraindications include,, acute inflammation, recent injuries and some chronic diseases. The physiotherapist conducts a thorough assessment before starting therapy.
  5. What effects can I expect from PNF therapy?
    • Patients often experience an improvement in range of motion, muscle strength, and coordination after just a few sessions. Regular exercise increases the effectiveness of therapy.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a visit, please feel free to contact us. Our team of experienced physiotherapists is ready to help you improve your motor function and achieve full fitness.


Our specialists

mgr Katarzyna Borowa-Gromadzka

mgr Katarzyna Borowa-Gromadzka


I am a physiotherapist with many years of experience, a graduate of the Gdański Uniwersytet Medyczny, from which I […]

mgr Marta Śmilgiewicz

mgr Marta Śmilgiewicz


I am a physiotherapist, a graduate of the Wyższa Szkoła Zdrowia in Gdansk with a master’s degree in physiotherapy, […]


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Service Price
PNF physiotherapy 1h 200 zł

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