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passive range of motion exercises for upper extremity occupational therapy

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
35 years experience sports medicine
OT: Range of motion exercises are usually restricted to the upper extremity joints including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and fingers. They typically involv ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
Yes: By massaging the muscle you cause vasodilitation which may cause more effective physical therapy.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Not usually needed: It is not needed to massage your muscles before doing range of motion exercises. If it is more comfortable for you to do so then massage away but it i ... Read More
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Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Be4, During, & After: Massage can be beneficial before, during, and after therapy.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : I would see an orthopedist you may need special treatment.
Dr. Annette Da Silva
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hip pain: Hip pain may be referred pain from somewhere else such as the lower back or referred from the pelvis in which case the pt which is geared toward your ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: What the problem in your rotator cuff, if it inflamed may an injection of steroid will help. If there is a tear in it may you surgery to fix it.
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
No: If you have progressed from 87 to 100 degrees of rom, you are doing well! this is something that you are going to have to continue to work at and gain ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
35 years experience sports medicine
AROM: Arom is an acronym standing for "active range of motion." that is for the individual who actively moves his extremity joint through a range of motion ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacey Jaff
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Exam for ACL-"ROM": Passive motion is movement caused by some outside force. Active motion is movement you generate yourself. These are not specific tests for an acl tea ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
45 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Motion capacity: Passive motion refers to the range of motion the spine is capable of when induced by out side forces. Active motion is what it can do when your own mu ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
Totally different: Occupational therapy is focused on helping people to be more functional in their lives mainly through how they use tools and their upper extremities. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Get reliable input: Ask several evidence-based physicians. You're desperate & afraid, and there are many "unproven" (at best!) treatments offered for kids with neurodevel ... Read More
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