Range of Motion Measurement- CROM and BROM II
CROM (Cervical Range of Motion Instrument)
Positions easily and securely like eyeglasses. Lightweight, comfortable frame adjusts exactly to patient's head and is secured with Velcro® straps. Examiner's hands are both free to guide patient's movements. Standardized protocol minimizes chance of examiner error. Separate inclinometers are used for sagittal and lateral planes to eliminate relocation during measurements. Inclinometers are preset to frame eliminating zeroing time and errors. Fluid-damped inclinometers permit fast, accurate readings without waiting for oscillations to damp out. A compass allows rotation measurements to be made in preferred upright position. The CROM eliminates the positioning, zeroing and tracking errors associated with stand-alone inclinometers.
CROM DELUXE (Cervical Range of Motion Instrument- Deluxe)
The CROM Deluxe has all the features of the CROM Basic with the benefit of some added accessories to allow additional measurements such as protrusion, retraction, dorsal glide and rounded shoulders.
Includes a Deluxe Case.
CROM 3 (Cervical Range of Motion Instrument)
The CROM has set the standard for Cervical Range of Motion measurements. The CROM 3, the next generation of measurement instruments, utilizes a ball technology that makes the CROM 3 easier to use. The ball technology reduces the inclinometer sensitivity to vertical positioning and a three inch dial provides readings to 1 degree. The CROM 3 retains all the features of the CROM.
The CROM 3, like the CROM, is located to anatomical landmarks with inclinometers zeroed to the instrument frame eliminating initial head positioning errors. Securing the frame to the head with straps eliminates tracking errors since the inclinometers will not slip in reference to the head during measurements.
A compass is used for rotation measurements allowing measurements to be made in the preferred upright position. A magnetic yoke placed on the shoulder provides a magnetic reference for the compass readings. As the head rotates the compass indicated the angle of rotation in reference to the shoulder allowing fast, accurate readings that remove shoulder substitution errors.
BROM II (Back Range of Motion Instrument)
Standardized protocol minimizes chance of examiner error. Instructional video is provided. Examiner holds the rib cage for positive tracking of rotation and lateral flexion movements. True flexion/extension measurements are made without first making total and pelvic flexion/ extension measurements. Fluid-damped inclinometers permit fast, accurate readings without waiting for oscillations to damp out. A compass allows rotation measurements to be made in preferred upright position. The flexion/extension unit is held securely on the patient with Velcro straps eliminating any movement relative to the patient during examination. The flexion/extension unit, a modified inclinometer, eliminates the need for relocation during measurements. The BROM II eliminates the positioning, zeroing and tracking errors associated with stand-alone inclinometers. Comes complete with manual, typical values, instructional video and zippered protective case.
Used to measure: Flexion and extension; Rotation; Lateral flexion; Pelvic tilt.
Modified Sit and Reach Flexibility Tester
The standard sit and reach test will test the maximum flexibility of the back attainable without undue strain on the back muscles. The subject sits with legs straight and feet flat against the front panel. The subject reaches forward, moving the slide bar to maximum reach. The flexibility of the back muscles can indicate the tasks or movements the back is capable of performing. The Sit and Reach Flexibility Test is a highly accurate and valid method of measuring back flexibility.
The unit is durable, yet lightweight and conveniently disassembles for easy transportation and storage. The top is a platform scale containing an auto-zero slide arm that extends more than 16 inches. The rule is marked in 1/2 inch increments up to 23 inches, and in centimeters to 59cm.