Active Range Of Movement (AROM)

Active Range of Movement (AROM) is an action which the client performs unassisted.  The therapist may give demonstration of the movement which the client which he/she can copy unaided e.g. assessing AROM for the neck muscles may include the client nodding slowly. The therapist will be looking for range of angles involved, and any compensatory patterns from other muscles both up & down, left and right.  There is no hands-on involvement form the therapist.