Passive Range of Motion
Some of our patients lose range of motion at certain joints depending on their injury, or if a surgery has been performed. Throughout the technique of passive range of motion performed by your therapist, the patient attempts to relax the body part being moved to decrease pulling from the muscles. This technique is used to help restore flexibility in the muscles and improve mobility at the joints and can be used with other techniques to speed up recovery.
At times, passive range of motion can be uncomfortable, so it is important to discuss with your therapist the level of discomfort you may experience depending on your particular injury to achieve good benefit and avoid irritating the joint being stretched.