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Active Assistive ROM exercises
the patient actively moves the joints but recieves assistance to complete the entire ROM.
Resistive ROM exercises
adminstered by a therapist, and the exercises are performed against resistance provided by the therapist.
moving in a circle at a joint, or moving one end of a body part in a circle while the other end remains stationary, such as swinging arm in a circle; involves all the movements of flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, and rotation.
made of wood or aluminum and used for patients who need crutches for a short period of time.
Forearm or Lofstrand crutches
attach to forearms; used for patients with weakness or paralysis in both legs; recommended for patients who need crutches permanently or for a long period of time.
used for patients who cannot grip handles of other crutches or bear weight on wrist and hands.
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