Range of Motion

We know many people living with range of motions issues every day. It might be a shoulder that doesn’t allow you a full range of motion with your arm. Or a knee that doesn’t bend right. Karen Brady offers range of motion therapy that will help to improve your joint and muscle function.

There are three types of measurements for range of motion. Passive range of motion is measured when you cannot move the joint yourself.  Active/assistive range of motion is measured when you are able to move the injured joint but you still need some assistance in order to move it without causing further injury. You are controlling the movement but still receive some assistance. Active range of motion is measured when you can move an injured joint on your own without causing further damage.

Once an initial range of motion is determined, Karen can create a specific program of therapy to improve joint and muscle function. Specific exercises that might be passive, active/assistive or active will be used to strengthen the affected joint and prevent any further deterioration of function due to lack of use.