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Offline gdaddy

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Physical Therapy Abbreviations, etc...
« on: August 12, 2005, 09:12:39 PM »
what does an arrow pointing to the right mean- as in 20 (arrow) 100 in relation to ROM and AROM
what does 4/5 mean in talking about hip strenght, knee strenght, ankle strength/

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Re: Physical Therapy Abbreviations, etc...
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2005, 12:46:04 AM »
I think the arrow as in your example... 20 (arrow) 100 means your range of motion is 20 degrees to 100 degrees. ROM is Range of Motion and AROM is Active Range of Motion...as opposed to passive. I think 4/5 means on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the best, your strength in those areas measures a 4. My PT used a similar scale during my eval too....that's how I understood it. Hope you're doing well!

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