PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitated) Stretching
Over the past 20 years, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching has gained popularity, especially in the athletic and therapeutic community and increasingly with the general public. PNF stretching uses an isometric contraction prior to the stretch to achieve greater gains than is typically achieved from static stretching alone. PNF stretching is generally done passively; that is, a facilitator administers the stretch to the stretcher.