help to improve joint function by focusing on range of motion exercises. The goal of these exercises is to gently increase range of motion while decreasing pain, swelling, and stiffness. There are three types of range of motion exercises:
- Passive range of motion (or PROM) - Therapist or equipment moves the joint through the range of motion with no effort from the patient.
- Active assistive range of motion (or AAROM) - Patient uses the muscles surrounding the joint to perform the exercise but requires some help from the therapist or equipment (such as a strap).
- Active range of motion (or AROM) - Patient performs the exercise to move the joint without any assistance to the muscles surrounding the joint
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