range of motion


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range of motion

[′rānj əv ′mō·shən]
(biophysics)
The degree of movement that can occur in a joint.
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Glenohumeral joint: internal and external rotation range of motion in javelin throwers.
Only one other study has examined the variables of torque and stiffness in association with range of motion in individuals with OA of the knee joint but this was a following short term intervention (Reid and McNair, 2010).
Outcomes were muscle strength and joint range of motion, which are volitional measures, rather than direct measures of bone formation.
Teaches the athlete how to move through a complete range of motion into a high angle of release.
For example, if a contracture has been opened or lost range of motion has been reversed, physical or occupational therapy may be indicated to begin ambulation therapy or to teach self-propelling of the wheelchair.
During this pivot, the left arm and right knee aid the balance simultaneously, maintaining the proper range of motion, separation, and balance.
Combining the articulating head link that provides a new range of motion unseen in past devices with the patented Octopus suction pods, which allows the head to be positioned with the pods pointing up, down, or to the side.
When you stretch a muscle, it may contract in an involuntary effort to limit the range of motion in order to protect the muscle from over-stretching.
His injury was so severe that we had to use the fixator, and that has limited his range of motion.
Following are some techniques currently used to increase athletic power: (1) raise a given amount of weight, over the same range of motion, in less time, (2) raise more weight, over the same range of motion, in the same time frame, (3) complete a volume of work (total repetitions x weights x sets) in a shorter time frame, (4) complete a greater volume of working the same time frame.
When we work on areas that fall within the physical therapy spectrum - balance, gait and transfers - the emphasis is on the functional aspects of self-care needs: a resident who can't dress himself because of a balance deficit, or a hip fracture patient who needs to increase his range of motion in order to be able to bathe himself.
Muscles worked: hip flexors; also increases range of motion.