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PNF 4A is the first of the two PNF4 courses in the IPNFA Course System. As an advanced course, PNF 4A emphasizes clinical applications of PNF with a specific patient population. The main goal is to offer a course which emphasizes the treatment of a specific diagnostic group using PNF. The content of PNF 4A is PNF specific assessment and treatment strategies for patients with a specific diagnosis or functional deficit. In this course, the instructor will do at least 3 different patient demonstrations from the diagnostic group or topic.  The participant will be assessed using written and practical tests with questions and tasks related to the diagnostic population. In addition, each course participant must demonstrate part (10 to 15 minutes) of a patient treatment.

Participants: Licensed Physical Therapists and Licensed Occupational Therapists

Prerequisites: Successful Completion of PNF 1+2, PNF 3 (or 3 month Vallejo program)

Hours of Attendance:  minimum of 37 hours

Course Rules:

  1. PNF 4A course may be replaced by a PNF 3B course. See PNF3B for details
  2. The minimum time period between PNF 3 and PNF 4A is 6 months, meaning that participants cannot take PNF 4A until 6 months after completion of PNF 3
  3. Testing procedures: Written test, practical test and patient demonstration of 10-15 minutes. Minimum score of each test must be 66%
  4. The participant may not miss more than 4hours of the course. Otherwise they cannot receive a course certificate.

Recommended reading: Please check with each individual course organizer to determine if the IPNFA instructor has a reading list