The Effectiveness of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation in Regards to the Improvement of Motor Control in Lower Limbs, Post-Immobilization
The immobilization in a cast causes perturbations in the circulation, muscle distortion, retraction of the ligament capsule and adherences. The aim of this paper is to particularize certain methods and techniques to diminish the post-immobilization sequelae in the lower limbs. The group of subjects comprised 8 patients with knee injuries, the study being conducted over the course of 10 months. The assessment methods consisted in using tests for mobility, strength, stability and ability. The physical therapy intervention consisted in multiple methods and techniques that, over the course of the treatment were particularized according to the symptoms of the patients. The general conclusion that can be extracted from this study is that the use of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation in the lower limbs, during the post-immobilization phase, has beneficial effects on the patients' health, shortening their rehabilitation period, reducing the risk of complications and contributing to the consolidation of the positive results.