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Biomechanics: Joint Movements, Joint Mobility & ROM

Biomechanics Joint Movements, Joint Mobility & ROM

Questions Answered Here

This section that follows covers only the movement of joints. Learn more about joints in The Musculoskeletal System.

  1. Define Range of Motion (ROM).
  2. Who uses ROM standards, and why?
  3. How are joints affected by over-stretching?
  4. What are the effects of diminished ROM?
  5. Why is joint mobility important in asanapractice?
  6. Name and describe the movements of each of these joints: ankles, knees, hips, spine, wrists, elbows, shoulders, scapula and neck.
  7. What are the established normal ranges of motion for each joint movement?