The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the basic components of a ROM assessment for the shoulder.
Section 1: Assessing Shoulder Range of Motion
Shoulder Range of Motion
Active Range of Motion Screen
Measuring Range of Motion
Muscle Length Assessment
Matthew R. Wertman holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He achieved a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from West Virginia University. Matt has gained experience as a Physical Therapist in a variety of different settings including outpatient orthopedics, inpatient rehabilitation, and home health. He has a strong background in manual therapy and has additional training and experience in functional and trigger-point based dry needling, as well as Mulligan and McKenzie techniques, focusing on mobilization and effective assessment and treatment strategies. He is passionate about promoting independence through education and functional-based rehabilitation. Matt is a Physical Therapy Writer that enjoys being able to combine his clinical knowledge with his interest in research to promote advances in the field of rehabilitation. Disclosure: Matthew Wertman, PT, DPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer: Wendy Phillips, PT
Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in Biology, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Florida A&M University. She has more than 25 years of experience working as a Physical Therapist in multiple care settings, including acute care, inpatient rehab, independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and outpatient orthopedics. Wendy has a strong manual therapy background and has completed additional training in McConnell taping, geriatric care, McKenzie MDT, Maitland Mobilizations for the joints and spine. She is most passionate about using her manual skills to improve mobility and reduce pain in individuals of all ages. As a Lead Physical Therapy writer for Relias, Wendy enjoys being able to combine her clinical knowledge with her interest in research and staying up-to-date with changes and advances in the field of rehabilitation. Disclosure: Wendy Phillips, PT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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