# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Home Health Aide Task 1781491973

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Conduct range-of-motion exercises.

Definition

Conducting should include following guidelines and the client care plan for
  • describing how range of motion (ROM) is assessed
  • explaining precautions needed when performing ROM exercises
  • displaying both active and passive techniques
  • demonstrating flexion and extension
  • demonstrating abduction and adduction
  • employing stretching techniques
  • describing adaptive exercise or activity options for clients with disabilities
  • documenting the session.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the benefits of stretching in a therapeutic setting?
  • How can someone with limited mobility improve his/her range of motion?
  • What is the distinction between passive, active, and active-assist range of motion?
  • How should a home health aide respond if a client complains of joint pain during a prescribed home exercise program?

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