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Passive Range of Motion Exercises – Video

PROM or Passive range of motion exercises are an important part of canine physical therapy following a cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injury. PROM exercises are useful whether your dog has undergone surgery such as a TTA, TPLO, traditional repair, etc. or if you’ve chosen to do Conservative Management. The goal of PROMs are to increase the movement and flexibility within the joint by stretching the tendons and muscles in a careful, controlled manner.

Dr. James St. Clair of TopDog Health and Rehabilitation demonstrates how to perform Passive Range of Motion Exercises, and explains their importance with regard to maintaining range of motion within the dog knee joint.

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6 Responses to Passive Range of Motion Exercises – Video

  1. October 26, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    Wow! Thanks so much for posting this video! My dog is a few weeks post op for an ACL repair and we received very limited information on how to do PROMs. This quick video really did the trick to help get me on the right path 🙂

    • October 26, 2011 at 4:32 pm #

      Hi There,

      Glad you found the video to be a useful tool. What type of surgery did your dog have??

      Cheers to a quick and successful recovery!

  2. June 1, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

    How quickly after an injury can you begin these exercises? My dog is a week in tomorrow. Not sure if I should give him a little heal time.

  3. April 13, 2017 at 4:05 am #

    My dog just had the tightrope procedure done 1 day ago. should I work up to full range of motion over time or should I start with full range of motion?


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    […] 5 Using warm moist heat packs on both legs, and started passive range of motion (which she hates). I don’t push or stress her, she walked with assistance and without approx. […]

  2. Tightrope Knee Surgery for Dogs - Questions to Ask Your Vet - June 14, 2014

    […] taking short walks within 4 weeks post op. We strictly followed the passive exercise (also known as PROMs) instructions, using ice packs and 10 minute intervals of full movement. At 2 months he was walking […]

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