Perform passive ROM (upper body) shoulders-elbows-wrists-fingers



  • If the client is in a hospital bed, adjust the bed to a safe and comfortable working height. Lower side rail on the side you will be working on


  • Ask the client to inform you if any pain or discomfort is experienced during the exercises.


  • Safely and gently exercise the client’s shoulder, elbow, wrist, and fingers, supporting and moving each joint gently and naturally (without force to limbs or joints)


  • Exercise each joint in as many patterns as are appropriate and safe for the joint


  • Examples of patterns: flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, and rotation


  • Perform each pattern at least (3) times for each joint


  • Repeat exercises on the other arm



***Ask frequently during the exercises if the client is experiencing any pain.  If any pain or discomfort is reported, stop immediately and notify supervisor

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