Passive Therapeutic Exercises

Passive Therapeutic Exercises

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Passive exercises consists of passive range of motion (PROM) and stretching exercises. These exercises are performed to help maintain or improve flexion and extension of joints, help with proprioception (the sense of one’s body in space), and improve flexibility of muscles, tendons and ligaments. Passive exercise means movement is not initiated by the patient. PROM exercises are very important if the patient is not using body part or has limited movement of a body part.