Joints – Joint Movements, Range of Motion, ROM (Anatomy & Biomechanics for Yoga Teachers)

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce anatomical terminology for joint movement and the normal ranges of motion for various joints.


Be familiar with foundational terminology related to joint movements, factors that affect joint mobility, and the normal ranges of motion for various joints.


Define Range of Motion (ROM). Explain who defines ROM standards, and why. Name and describe the movements of each of these joints: ankles, knees, hips, spine, wrists, elbows, shoulders, scapula and neck. Give the established normal ranges of motion for each.


active ROM (AROM), passive ROM (PROM), range of motion (ROM), ROM standards or norms

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