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facilitation

noun advancement, aid, assistance, cleared the way, ease, encouragement, expedience, furtherance, help, involvement, lubrication, open thedoors, play a positive role, promotion, quickening, support
Associated concepts: criminal facilitation, facilitation of a crime, facilitation of a felony
See also: advance, aid, help
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Ekman and colleagues (2011) compared a minimal feedback intervention, in which participants' own drinking was compared with safe-drinking guidelines, to PNF with harm reduction advice among students at a Swedish university.
Conversely, in the present study, only PNF reduced PP, when compared with NS.
Participants in this study had about 45 minutes of PNF treatment thrice weekly for 8 weeks; a duration that is long enough to produce the cumulative effects suggested by Wang.
PNF stretches may do this only if they are very specific to the movements experienced in running.
The most commonly used PNF technique is called stretch- contract-relax, where the muscle compartment is taken to the point of stretch for 10-15 seconds, followed by an isometric contraction (provided by a partner) for 3-5 seconds, followed by 3-5 second relax period.
At least one scholar has claimed that the initiative for the establishment of the PNF came from the Soviet Union.
Mudaessar Arain, President PNF has expressed the hope that the team will perform in the event as it is fully prepared for the event.
The ban was imposed in February 2013 by Executive Committee of PNF.
Islamabad -- Mudassar Arain, Secretary, PNF has informed that the Army and Air Force have reached in Final of 14th National Men Netball Championship 2015 at Hamidi Hall, PSB Sports Complex, Islamabad which organized by Pakistan Netball Federation in collaboration with Pakistan Sports Board.
PNF Chartered Surveyors acted on behalf of Biotest (UK).
Also present on the occasion were PNF secretary general Mudassar Arain, representatives from Australian High Commission, British High Commission and officials of Pakistan Sports Board and PNF.
The results showed that the control group did the best, the group that contracted the muscles but did not stretch was second, the PNF group (which involved stretching and muscular contraction) was third, and the typical static stretching was last.