Occupational Therapy Assistant

Category - Acquiring Information

Gladys, the 92-year-old wife of your client, complains about stiffness in her shoulders. But she says she can do everything for herself. You would expect her range of motion measurements to include:
  1. 180 degrees of flexion
  2. 90 degrees of flexion
  3. 160 to 170 degrees of flexion
  4. 45 degrees of flexion
Answer: C. Expected range of motion would be about 160 to 170 degrees of flexion. Limitations in the end ranges of the larger joints are common in elderly people due to normal wear and mild osteoarthritis that occurs as people age.
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