Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Stretching in Fort Myers

Chiropractic Fort Myers FL Leg Stretch

Our chiropractor proudly uses proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching in Fort Myers to help patients. PNF is an extremely effective stretching technique targeting any tight muscle in the body and it is a very effective form of flexibility training for increasing range of motion. PNF stretching is mostly utilized to relax the muscles that are in acute spasm.

PNF Stretching Techniques

There are two main techniques that are used in PNF stretching:

  • Passive Stretch- where there is no associated muscle contraction
  • Active Stretch- where there is a voluntary muscle contraction

The most commonly used technique for PNF stretching is a combination of Contract- Relax. It’s most efficient when working with another person who provides resistance. It begins by stretching the muscle passively to its initial end limit, continuing with an isometric contraction that is held for 6-8 seconds after which you relax allowing you to extend the stretch further than the initial limit. Repeat this sequence two to three more times for optimum effect.

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Chery Chiropractic Center
1900 Crystal Drive Suite 1
Fort Myers, FL 33907
(239) 936-6566