The benefits of stretching
One of the main benefits of PNF stretching is a considerable improvement in flexibility and inherintly helps to enhance motion. This is achieved through using isometric stretching together with passive stretching. PNF stretching ensures both the antagonist and agonist muscle groups of specific areas are alternately relaxed and contracted to attain this particular benefit.
Aside from being an effective exercise, PNF stretching is also used to facilitate the rehabilitation of injured body parts. Actually, PNF was first created as a way of rehabilitating patients who had suffered strokes. Physical therapists then followed and used PNF to treat patients with different kinds of health complications like neuromuscular paralysis. Nowadays, PNF is the most effective and fastest technique of enhancing static-passive pliability.