Perform passive ROM (lower body) hips-knees-ankles-toes

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

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

•    Safely and gently exercise the client’s hip, knee, ankle and toes, 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.


***Ask frequently during the exercises if client is experiencing any pain.  If any pain is reported you should stop immediately and consult with your supervisor

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