Why is it important to do passive range of motion (ROM) exercises?

National Academy of Sports Medicine
National Academy of Sports Medicine

Range of motion exercises are performed to help maintain flexibility and mobility at the joint performed. In individuals who cannot perform active ROM exercises, passive ROM exercises can help reduce stiffness of a joint and keep it from freezing from a lack of movement.

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