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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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Effect of submaximal contraction intensity in contract-relax proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching.
2001) Acute effects on static stretching, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching, and maximum voluntary contractions on explosive force production and jumping performance.
Differential response to proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching techniques.
PNF stretching, or proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching, are stretching techniques commonly used in clinical environments to enhance both active and passive range of motion with the ultimate goal being to optimize motor performance and rehabilitation (http://en.
Thus, both static muscular stretching exercises (11,12) and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) (7,17) can potentially reduce the size of blood vessels, leading to increased intravascular pressure.
Despite the use of various stretching techniques, including static stretching, ballistic stretching, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), and dynamic stretching (Alter, 1997), few studies have investigated the influence of the type of stretching on athletic performance.
2010), assessing sensory deficits of upper limbs in patients, after cerebral vascular accident, at final stage of treatment, observed that for the group of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation associated to the neural mobilization, for median and radial nerves, the results have been better than for the group of only proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation or conventional therapy, concluding that this type of therapy produced better results on the sensory deficits.
It is a technically-orientated book with a whole chapter in the adult section devoted to Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and a distinctive inclination towards the neurodevelopmental treatment approach, and to this end, it is a useful, well-illustrated guide to practice.
He was treated using physiotherapy modality, comprising trans cutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) coupled with progressive strengthening exercises.