Diagnosing injuries, pain, or impairments can often be a challenging puzzle. A patient's range of motion offers a solid foundation from which to begin any diagnosis and treatment plan. JTECH Medical reached out to experts in a variety of fields to find out when, how, and why they use inclinometry in their practices.
A recurring sentiment among clinicians across multiple disciplines and with a variety of goals is that range of motion is the gateway into the body's mechanics.
"Range of motion is the backbone of what anyone in physical medicine is doing," says Alireza Bagherian, DC. "Motion is where it all starts, and it plays into each of the other aspects of the physical evaluation. It is the foundation where the functional assessment begins."