Range of Motion Exercises for Patients: Principles & Types

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The full extent of movement of a joint is known as _____.

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1. When a patient is able to do the range of motion exercises without assistance we refer to this as _____ ROM.

2. Bending the knees together and moving them from one side of the body to the other would do ROM exercise on which joint(s)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test and review what you know about range of motion exercises, the different types and how they should be done with a quiz and worksheet combo. This resource also asks about a specific exercise and what part of the body it helps.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet provides a review of what you know about:

  • What the full extent of movement of a joint is known as
  • The joints that benefit from bending the knees together and moving them from one side of the body to the other
  • How to orient a patient doing passive range of motion exercises
  • The number of times range of motion exercises should be repeated

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you remember what it's called when a patient is able to do the range of motion exercises without assistance
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read about a certain range of motion exercise and correctly interpreted which joints would benefit
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about passive range of motion exercises to answer questions about them

Additional Learning

You'll find a more comprehensive review of this topic in the lesson, Range of Motion Exercises for Patients: Principles & Types. This lesson offers more details about:

  • What causes our joints to move best on a daily basis
  • What range of motion exercises are
  • How far to stretch the muscles and joints
  • The different types of lower body stretches
  • How to help a patient stretch their upper body muscles and joints
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