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PNF Course at SWAN Rehab

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation: Learn, Apply, and Perfect

SWAN Rehab, a Rehab Without Walls Clinic, is hosting a PNF course for Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, and Physical Therapist Assistants

This six-day course for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapist and occupational therapy assistants, has been divided into two sessions to enhance learning. This will allow the participant to use the skills taught in the first session prior to returning to advance and perfect their skills in the second session. The course will teach PNF fundamentals with applications to neurological and orthopedic impairments focusing on improving manual skills to achieve desired outcomes. Breakout sessions will be offered for therapists interested in advanced problem solving with specific patient populations. This is a lab intensive course. Faculty to participant ratio will not exceed 1:10.


Part 1: May 13-15, 2022
Part 2: June 10-12, 2022
Friday: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Early registration is strongly encouraged as enrollment is limited to maintain an effective faculty to participant ratio.


Early registration is $1,050 if received before April 24, 2022. If you register after April 24, tuition is $1,150. Tuition includes course handouts, coffee, refreshments, and snacks.

Special: 50% COVID discount for 2021 & 2022 graduates

Cancellations must be received at least 14 days prior to the course for a 90% refund. Ask about student and group rates.


Please email or mail the following information.

Agency/Work Phone:
Discipline:  PT  OT  PTA  COTA
Payment: $1050 early/$1150 late/$525 special new graduate rate
Date graduated:
Email to: [email protected]
Venmo: @Mary-Wing-4

Checks payable to:
Southwest Neurological Rehab
6546 N Maryland Circle
Phoenix, AZ  85013


Upon completion, the participant will:

  • Understand current evidence supporting the principles of PNF
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of extremity & trunk patterns of movement
  • Demonstrate the ability to select and apply PNF techniques to treatment for patients with a variety of diagnoses
  • Understand functional movement with application to patient treatment
  • Apply principles of motor learning to enhance treatment outcomes
  • Perform techniques to strengthen motor activation


Kay Wing, PT, DPT, NCS

Dr. Wing is the founder of Southwest Advanced Neurological Rehabilitation (SWAN Rehab), an outpatient rehabilitation facility specializing in the treatment of stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological diseases. She received her physical therapy degree from Northwestern University and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University. She is a board-certified specialist in neurological physical therapy. Dr. Wing has instructed workshops in PNF, neuro rehabilitation, and mobility training throughout the United States and internationally. Dr. Wing is an adjunct faculty member at Northern Arizona University.

Kim Gatewood, PT, DPT, NCS

Dr. Gatewood received her physical therapy degree from Marquette University and her clinical doctorate in physical therapy from Northern Arizona University. She is currently an associate clinical professor of physical therapy at Northern Arizona University and a therapist at HonorHealth John C Lincoln Medical Center. She is a board-certified specialist in neurological physical therapy. Dr. Gatewood has a rich history of teaching and mentoring therapists and students and has instructed workshops in PNF throughout the United States and internationally.

Gillian Porter, OTR, PT, DPT

Dr. Porter received her clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University and Master of Occupational Therapy from Midwestern University. She is currently a physical therapist at Carefree Physical Therapy, treating a blend of orthopedic and neurological conditions in an outpatient setting.

Valerie Carter, PT, DPT, NCS, GCS

Valerie is a board-certified specialist in neurological and geriatric physical therapy. She is a full clinical professor of physical therapy at Northern Arizona University (NAU). She graduated from NAU with her BS in physical therapy, her Masters in neuroscience, and Her Doctorate in physical therapy. She has instructed therapists both nationally and internationally in PNF, neuro anatomy, functional recovery for persons with hemiparesis and wellness recovery for persons with Parkinson’s. She and her husband own Carter Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Flagstaff, Arizona.