Clinical measurement of range of motion. Review of goniometry emphasizing reliability and validity.

  title={Clinical measurement of range of motion. Review of goniometry emphasizing reliability and validity.},
  author={Richard L. Gajdosik and Richard W. Bohannon},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  volume={67 12},
Clinical measurement of range of motion is a fundamental evaluation procedure with ubiquitous application in physical therapy. Objective measurements of ROM and correct interpretation of the measurement results can have a substantial impact on the development of the scientific basis of therapeutic interventions. The purpose of this article is to review the related literature on the reliability and validity of goniometric measurements of the extremities. Special emphasis is placed on how the… CONTINUE READING
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