Restoring range of motion is one of the main goals of orthopaedic rehabilitation. After injury or surgery joint mobility is often restricted, so passive static stretching is indicated early on.

Range3D is ideally suited to the rehabilitation process. There is easy access from a sitting position, the whole body is supported and stabilised, and the exercises are safe, controlled and effective. A complete stretching routine for the hip muscle groups is available such that the patient doesn’t have to transfer between equipment. The patient should quickly become familiar with using Range3D and be able to perform the exercises without supervision.

Range3D is an important addition to rehabilitation equipment in the gym, for improving and measuring musculoskeletal function.

X-ray of pelvis

Early stages

All the exercises start from neutral, making progression possible even in cases where the range of motion is significantly reduced. The patient has full control of the movement and will be able to stretch within the limits of pain.

External operation

The therapist can switch off the ratchets to employ other rehabilitation techniques, such as PNF stretching and assisted/active range of motion exercises, which are aided by the patient already being in a supported and stable position.

Functional assessment

The leg supports move in the planes used for a standard physical examination of the hip. Accurate range of motion measurement helps with monitoring progress and can confirm that normal mobility has been restored.