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ROM Therapy 505

5. Range of Movement Therapy

  • 30 min
  • 130 Australian dollars
  • Samuel Street

Service Description

Range of motion (ROM) means the extent or limit to which a part of the body can be moved around a joint or a fixed point; the totality of movement a joint is capable of doing. Range of motion of a joint is gauged during passive ROM (assisted) PROM or active ROM (independent) AROM. ROM is usually assessed during a physical therapy assessment or treatment. Normal values depend on the body part, and individual variations. The purpose of ROM exercises are prevention the development of adaptive muscle shortening, contractures, and shortening of the capsule, ligaments, and tendons. ROM exercises also provide sensory stimulation. There are many reasons for seeing a Physiotherapist to aid with limited range of motion at a join. Range of motion therapy benefits include: - Healing and recovery from soft tissue and joint lesions - Maintaining existing joint and soft tissue mobility - Minimizing the effects of contracture formation - Preventing adhesions between myo-fascia. - Assisting neuromuscular reeducation - Enhancing synovial movement Range of movement exercises can: - Increase movement at a joint - Increase the function of a joint, and the entire limb - Improve movement efficiency - Increase independence - Decrease pain - Improve and maintain joint integrity - Improve Balance TYPES OF ROM Passive range of motion (PROM) is the ROM that is achieved when an outside force (such as a therapist or a CPM machine) exclusively causes movement of a joint and is usually the maximum range of motion that a joint can move. Usually performed when the patient is unable or not permitted to move the body part. Active-assisted range of motion (AAROM) is when the joint receives partial assistance from an outside force. Usually performed when the patient needs assistance with movement from an external force because of weakness, pain, or changes in muscle tone Active range of motion (AROM) is the ROM that can be achieved when opposing muscles contract and relax, resulting in joint movement. For example, the active range of motion to allow the elbow to bend requires the biceps to contract while the triceps muscle relaxes. Active range of motion is usually less than passive range of motion. Usually performed by the patient independently and when the patient is able to voluntarily contract, control, and coordinate a movement.

Contact Details

  • 48 Samuel Street, Camp Hill QLD, Australia


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