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) 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.