Physical Therapy -> Range of Motion

Range of Motion

Physical therapists work with patients to assess and improve the range of motion of muscles by keeping them strong and flexible. Range of motion exercises are typically divided into active range of motion (AROM) or active-assisted range of motion (AAROM) if assistance is required.

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  • Range of Motion (exercise Machine) 0
    Author: Wikipedia - Range of motion (ROM) is when a person has become injured in some way, most times the doctor's advice the patients to exercise and stretch the back muscles. For this purpose a form of exercises called range of motion exercises which are used to keep the muscles and joints in the patients back strong and flexible. These exercises can be done by the patient himself, or with a physical therapist. If these exercises are done alone they would be called active range of motion (AROM) exercises and if they require assistance they would be called active-assisted range of motion (AAROM) exercises.
  • Medicare Guidelines For Group Therapy 1
    Author: The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) - Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 15 230-Practice of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology A. Group Therapy Services. Contractors pay for outpatient physical therapy services (which includes outpatient speech-language pathology services) and outpatient occupational therapy services provided simultaneously to two or more individuals by a practitioner as group therapy services (97150). The individuals can be, but need not be, performing the same activity. The physician or therapist involved in group therapy services must be in constant attendance, but one-on-one patient contact is not required. The Medicare Benefit Policy Manual does not establish a specific restriction on the use of group therapy, particularly as it pertains to the size of the group. In the absence of such guidance, speech-language pathologists must refer to the LCD developed by their MAC to determine any such restrictions. LCDs may be accessed through the Medicare Coverage Database.

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  • Jane will demonstrate normalized head shape without facial asymmetries by 8 months of age while tolerating 30-60 minutes of mobility, soft tissue mobilization, and developmental positioning at 5 consecutive PT visits in order to improve torticollis and plagiocephaly. 1


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