Course Description:

This course for PT’s and OT’s will emphasize how PNF trunk patterns can maximize a patient’s functional outcome.  We will also look at PNF extremity patterns and how they are connected to the trunk for functional reach and gait activities.  This course will benefit both recent graduates and experienced Therapists interested in movement re-education using PNF philosophy and principles.  Both neurological and orthopedic examples will be covered utilizing PNF procedures.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the philosophy and basic principles of PNF as it applies to orthopedic and neurological populations.
  2. Discuss Evidence – Based - Practice (EBP) and concepts of neuroplasticity as it relates to the PNF approach.

Schedule:

FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION OF THE TRUNK USING PNF - PART A
8:00am – 9:30amIntroduction PNF Philosophy & Basic Principles
9:30am – 10:00amINTRODUCTION TO SCAPULAR PATTERNS SCAPULA: Anterior Elevation (Technique: Rhythmic Initiation)
10:00am – 10:15amBREAK
10:15am – 10:35amSCAPULA: Posterior Depression (Technique: Replication)
10:35am – 11:00amINTRODUCTION TO PELVIS  PATTERNS PELVIS: Anterior Elevation
11:00am – 11:20amPELVIS: Posterior Depression (Technique: Dynamic Reversals)
11:20am – 11:35amPatient Video
11:35am – 12:00pmUpper Extremity Flexion Abduction External Rotation (Technique: Combination of Isotonics
12:00pm - 12:30pmScapula /Pelvis Reciprocals and Mass Flexion/ Extension (Technique: Timing for Emphasis)

Continuing Education:

  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Staff Development is recognized as a Continuing Competency Approving Agency by the Physical Therapy Board of California. This program is approved for 4.0 CE credits
  • Occupational Therapists reciprocate with provider PDP#42 and will receive 4.0 Ce credits

Speaker

Chria Pappas,  PT, IPNFAI

Chris Pappas has taught in the post graduate Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) program for the past 30 years at Kaiser Vallejo Rehabilitation Center (the home of PNF).  He is a recognized International PNF Instructor who has given courses both nationally and abroad. He continues to treat patients full time with orthopedic and neurological conditions utilizing the Philosophy and Principals of PNF to maximize a patient’s full potential.  Chris enjoys teaching Tai Chi to therapists to facilitate proper body mechanics when utilizing PNF.  He believes “Our patients will move only as good as we move with them”.

Fees:

General Participant 125.00
LLUH Employees/Faculty 100.00
OT or PT Clinical Instructor 100.00
Student 100.00