Active / Active Assist / Passive / Resistive ROM Exercises
Range of motion exercises are also called "ROM" exercises. These exercises are done to keep from losing muscle strength or to increase it. There are 4 levels of ROM exercises.
1. Active ROM exercises are when you do the exercises yourself.
2. Active-assisted ROM exercises are done by you and a helper.
3. Passive ROM exercises are when you cannot do the exercises by yourself or need someone to help you.
4. Resistive ROM exercises are when you are actively performing the exercises and you have someone resist the movement you are performing.
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