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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.
Movement of a joint through its available range of motion. It can be used to prevent loss of motion.See: illustration
See also: exercise