I can do a PNF LE pattern and see if I’m getting translation up into the cervical area. I can resist their lower extremities in a hooklying position and see if I get short cervical neck flexion kicking in. If I don’t, I know that some place along the kinetic chain, there is a dysfunction. I can do pelvic or scapular patterns, and see where I’m not getting efficiency of movement, or efficiency of a spreading motor response. Which is very nice. Then, I go back in and check my PIVMs, do my stress tests and see what’s going on. Now, the beauty of PNF is, that there’s quite a few people who may not do well with manipulation. These are the people who have already been to other therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths. They’ve already been manipulated and they say ‘great, it feels good for two to three days and then it comes back again. Is there anything you can do to help?’ And the answer is yes, there is, because if you can get even a little bit of a response then I know I can help you.
– Mike Baum
Sit down, listen up, and hold on for this interview. Getting to hear Mike Baum is always a joy. When you consider what makes someone a master… at anything… you usually want to pay attention to what they are doing. Mike is one of those such people, as I would consider him a master at proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). In my conversation with Mike, he demonstrates consistently how well he is able to integrate this treatment approach in his practice… with any patient who walks in the door. It doesn’t matter if they are a patient that has had a stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI); a patient with chronic lower back pain or recent shoulder surgery; or a high performance athlete trying to return to the field or enhance their performance somehow. Mike is certainly a jack of all trades, but unlike the old saying… he is definitely NOT a master of none! Listen in below in our various formats and let me know what you think 🙂
How hard do you have to push on a pillow to know it’s soft? How hard do you have to push on a brick to know it’s hard?
– Mike Baum
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Links of interest mentioned during this conversation:
Oregon Neurosport Physical Therapy Facebook Page
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