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Related to passive motion: active motion
Etymology: L, passivus + motio
involuntary motion caused by an external force rather than by voluntary muscular effort. See also passive exercise.
A therapeutic exercise technique used to move a patient's joint through a range of motion without the patient's use of the involved extremity. The motion is accomplished by a therapist, an assistant, the use of a machine, or by the patient's use of the non-involved extremity.Synonym: passive exercise; passive movement
See also: motion