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Aide Skills: Range of Motion

presented by Adrienne Nova, PT, DPT, CEEAA

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Financial: Adrienne Nova receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

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Video Runtime: 14 Minutes; Learning Assessment Runtime: 1 Minute

Maintaining and even increasing patients' joint range of motion (ROM) promotes improved function, eases caregiver burden, prevents pain, and enhances health outcomes and quality of life. This training is designed to provide practical strategies for improving patients' ROM to home health and nursing aides. Strategies are provided for improving both upper and lower extremity ROM.

Meet Your Instructor

Adrienne Nova, PT, DPT, CEEAA

Adrienne Nova is a physical therapist and the Director of Clinical Education at Pima Medical Institute's Physical Therapist Assistant program in Seattle. She received her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Washington in 2012, and in 2015, she became a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA) through the Academy of Geriatric Physical…

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1. What Is ROM?

This chapter defines ROM, discusses the important difference between passive and active range of motion, compares ROM to stretching and strengthening, and covers key considerations for caregiver body mechanics when testing and training ROM.

2. Upper Extremity ROM

This chapter provides strategies for improving residents’ upper extremity ROM, including shoulder ROM in both supine flexion-extension and abduction-adduction. The chapter also covers supine elbow ROM.

3. Lower Extremity ROM

This final chapter provides strategies for testing and improving lower extremity ROM, including hip abduction-adduction and hip/knee flexion-extension.

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