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Tests in which you get the same result over and over, consistency (intra-comparing to self, inter-comparing to someone else)
The reality of a measure, how close to the "truth"
Symmetry of R.O.M., dominant side normally less R.O.M. (use the less dominant side for measurements unless compromised), activities of daily living can affect R.O.M.,
Age and Gender Differences
R.O.M. declines from 20-30 years of age, R.O.M. plateaus from 31-60, women generally have greater R.O.M.
Allow treatment goals to be based on age, gender, and activity level. Permits a more meaningful use of goniometric measurements.
There is no one landmark that is always the same, thus use the _______ and _______ arms
Instruments for Measurement
1) goniometers 2) visual estimates 3) radiograph 4) linear measurement 4) optical methods 5) schematography 6) trigonometry
Functional motion, movements and velocity
0-180 Degree System
Most widely used form of notation and recording (anatomical position = 0 degrees)
180-0 Degree System
Rarely used form of notation and recording today
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