Kabat rehabilitation, or proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, is a rehabilitation technique based on proprioception, i.e., the brain's perception of muscle activation signals. It uses specific motions to engage an entire group of muscles at once.
Herman Kabat, M.D.
Prominent American physician and neurophysiologist (1913 – 1995). In the 1940s, together with physical therapists Margaret Knott and Dorothy Voss, he developed a novel rehabilitation technique, originally to treat poliomyelitis (polio) patients, which quickly gained popularity with physicians and physical therapists. It soon proved effective for a much broader range of musculoskeletal conditions.