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Offline midwifekim

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Measuring ROM question
« on: August 18, 2018, 10:02:00 PM »
Iím currently at 86 degree using the CPM, but when my PT measures my ROM it is while sitting on a table and I do a heel slide. . Itís beem stuck around 60. However, today I sat in a chair at home and was able to have my leg probably at 86 degrees. Should I have her measure in a different position?  Iím getting discouraged by the apparent lack of progress on flexion.

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Re: Measuring ROM question
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2018, 10:13:14 PM »
I've used a CPM for 3 separate issues over the last 4 years. In my experience, the CPM number is ALWAYS higher than what my PT measures in a therapy session. Even when I maxed out the machine at 120-125, I still wasn't getting that measurement in therapy (usually 10-12 degrees less and only when very warmed up). I was told it's the way the machines are calibrated and doesn't completely translate to the human body.

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Re: Measuring ROM question
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2018, 06:41:38 AM »
I think the general advice is to use the same instrument and observer and work from there - it is common to get differences with different observers or different instruments unfortunately. http://kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/articles/general-articles/2016/measuring-range-motion-knee-goniometer
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