ROM (Range of Motion)

ROM is a treatment technique used by a physical therapist to increase joint flexibility and to restore lost mobility in an injured joint. ROM also improves joint surface lubrication. ROM is used if there is restriction in joint range of motion. Improving joint ROM increases joint function, flexibility and reduces pain.

Joint ROM is often impaired after an injury, illness, surgery and prolonged immobilization. ROM is an integral part of your rehabilitation program.

Passive range of motion (PROM) is a treatment technique where the therapist passively moves your injured, impaired joint and you are relaxed.

Active range of motin (AROM) is a treatment technique where you are actively moving your own injured, impaired joint through its arch of motion. Resistance is usually not involved.

Active assisted range of motion (AAROM) is a treatment technique where you are being helped to move the injured, impaired joint.
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Physical therapy is a health care profession that provides numerous benefits for those with limited mobility and impaired functioning capacities. Learn more
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