passive range of motion (PROM)
What Is Passive Range of Motion (PROM)?
Moving a limb or joint through passive range of motion means that the therapist or a device is moving your limb/joint through motion without any of your help. This stretches joint tissues such as muscles and connective tissue to improve overall range of motion.
Common Conditions Treated With Passive ROM
- Post surgical joint replacement
- Frozen shoulder
- Shoulder impingement
- Knee arthritis/pain
- Ankle/foot pain
- Neck/back pain
- Jaw pain