Monday, December 24, 2007

Range of Motion ROM

After I had my ACL Reconstruction I was obsessed by my ROM. My PT always measured my ROM at the end of the session and then would write it down on my chart. I dreaded hearing the number. I felt I was improving when the numbers went up but was depressed when it stayed the same. My PT told me not to worry that my ROM would get where it needed to be. I had a solution - I needed to find out how to measure my ROM on a daily basis. My husband bought me a beautiful pink protractor. I was able to measure my ROM from a seated position. I think I measured my ROM at least 3 times a day. Looking back, I did not need to worry so much about my ROM. My PT was right and I recovered my range.

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