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CNA Basic Restorative Services 2

Which of the following statements is true about range of motion (ROM) exercises?

A way to ensure that range of motion (ROM) exercises are done is to incorporate them into ADL tasks. ROM provides a way to maintain joint flexibility. In passive ROM, someone moves the joints with no assistance from the client. In active ROM, the client does the exercises alone or with the help of devices, such as a strap. ROM is important to prevent contractures. A contracture is a shortening of muscles, tissues, tendons, and skin at the joints, due to lack of movement and exercise. When joints remain bent over time, they can no longer be straightened.

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