Flexibility is defined as the ability to move a joint, or series of joints, through a full range of motion (ROM) with ease and fluidity without restrictions. There are many different musculoskeletal injuries, conditions, and post-operative tissue disruptions that limit joint flexibility and range of motion. In addition, simply failing to move one’s joints through a full range of motion due to inactivity can overtime cause a loss of flexibility. Regardless of the cause, a loss of muscle flexibility can lead to a loss of mobility, lead to posture abnormalities, increase the risk for injuries, and lead to an increase in joint pain due to muscle group imbalance. Further, the collective of these will lead to a reduction in quality of life as certain activities of daily living movements may become restricted and painful.
In the setting of the physical therapy, occupational therapy, or chiropractic clinic, the ability to measure a joint’s range of motion accurately and reliably in degrees or a linear measurement in centimeters, is very important for the purpose of:
Flexibility and ROM Testing Devices
There are various muscle flexibility and joint ROM testing devices used to test the flexibility of different muscles acting on joints of the body. These include:
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