What is Range of Motion Exercises?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Range of motion are exercises provided by doctors or physiotherapists which gently move joints within their own normal movement range.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Stiffness/Spasticity 171 31
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 76 9
General health 67 4
Improve mobility 22 10
Pain 12 1
Improve flexibility/strength 7 27

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  • 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 4
Mild 25
None 49

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Range of Motion Exercises

Side effect Patients
Pain 6
Fatigue 5
Joint pain in shoulder 1
Muscle stiffness 1
Pain in right calf 1
Soreness 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Range of Motion Exercises

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 3
30 min daily 3
daily 3
10 min daily 2
1 hr weekly 1
0.5 hours daily 1
40 min weekly 1
50 min weekly 1
15 min daily 1
120 min weekly 1

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Why patients stopped taking Range of Motion Exercises

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 13
Did not seem to work 6
Side effects too severe 6
Course of treatment ended 5
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently going to Range of Motion Exercises

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 12

Stopped going to Range of Motion Exercises

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 11
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 16
Usually 45
Sometimes 14
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 14
A little hard to take 30
Not at all hard to take 31
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 11
$100-199 5
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 28
Not specified 31
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18 patient evaluations for Range of Motion Exercises

Feb 28, 2017 (Started Nov 27, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I spend 10 minutes every morning in bed, before I get up stretching and moving my arms, legs and body, to get muscles ready to get up for the day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 23, 2016 (Started Nov 27, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 min Daily
Advice & Tips: I spend 10 minutes every morning in bed, before I get up stretching and moving my arms, legs and body, to get muscles ready to get up for the day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 10, 2016 (Started Jun 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 min Daily
Advice & Tips: my physiotherapist advised me that if I did these exercises. I would not have any problems with my shoulder muscles or tendons – and to date she has been correct!

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 6, 2016 (Started Oct 30, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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