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 174 34
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 77 10
General health 67 4
Improve mobility 23 11
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 26
None 53

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

Side effect Patients
Pain 6
Fatigue 5
Muscle soreness 2
Joint pain in shoulder 1
Muscle stiffness 1
Pain in right calf 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Range of Motion Exercises

Dosage Patients
daily 6
60 min weekly 4
120 min weekly 2
weekly 2
1 hr weekly 1
0.5 hours daily 1
1 hr daily 1
40 min weekly 1
50 min weekly 1
10 min daily 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
See all 29 patients who've stopped going to Range of Motion Exercises

Duration

Currently going to Range of Motion Exercises

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 17

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 18
Usually 47
Sometimes 15
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 14
A little hard to take 34
Not at all hard to take 32
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 12
$100-199 5
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 28
Not specified 35
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18 patient evaluations for Range of Motion Exercises

Jan 15, 2013 (Started Jun 19, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (pain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: No time to do this on a regular schedule anymore because I now need to make all my meals when meals-on-wheels stopped delivering.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: pain

Dec 1, 2008 (Started Jun 19, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: DO IT EVERY DAY!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: pain

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 10, 2012 (Started Apr 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 360 min Weekly
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 2, 2010 (Started Apr 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 360 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Very anti-depressive The most important therapy I have.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Jan 1, 2012 (Started Dec 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for reduced endurance)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 hr Daily
Side effects: fatigue

Oct 28, 2009 (Started Dec 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for reduced endurance)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 hr Daily
Side effects: fatigue

Apr 4, 2009 (Started Dec 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for reduced endurance)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 hr Daily
Side effects: fatigue

Jan 27, 2009 (Started Dec 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for reduced endurance)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

Aug 23, 2008 (Started Dec 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for reduced endurance)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks
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