What is Passive exercise?

Category: Physical Therapy


Generic name: Physiotherapy

Passive exercise is the movement of the body, usually of the limbs, without effort by the patient.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Stiffness/spasticity 3 0
Pain 2 0
Achilles tendonosis 1 0
Fibromyalgia 1 0
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Passive exercise

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently going to Passive exercise

Dosage Patients
45 min weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Passive exercise

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped going to Passive exercise


Currently going to Passive exercise

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped going to Passive exercise

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Passive exercise.