range-of-motion exercise


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range-of-motion exercise

Etymology: OFr, ranger, to arrange in a row; L, motio, movement
any body action involving the muscles, joints, and natural movements, such as abduction, adduction, extension, flexion, pronation, supination, and rotation. Such exercises are usually applied actively or passively in the prevention and treatment of orthopedic deformities, in the assessment of injuries and deformities, and in athletic conditioning. See also active range of motion, passive range of motion.
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RANGE-OF-MOTION EXERCISES

range-of-motion exercise

Movement of a joint through its available range of motion. It can be used to prevent loss of motion.
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