Aug 262014

Passive Range of Motion for Degenerative Disc Disease

Increase hip flexion

Increasing hip flexion

increase hip internal rotation

Increasing hip internal rotation

Degenerative disc disease refers to pain caused by the breakdown of discs in the spine. A physical therapist can do passive range of motion exercises to minimize the patient’s pain and increase function.

Passive range of motion to increase hip internal rotation and to increase hip flexion can both help to decrease pain and improve function.