The nurse is preparing an exercise program to increase range-of-motion and mobility for a post-stroke patient. The initial exercises start with passive movement. Which of the following activities should be done?


Range of motion exercises are performed with the assistance of another person. The purpose is to maintain mobility and flexibility while the patient is on bed rest or when starting a rehabilitation program for post-stroke patients.

• Incorrect: Isokinetic and isotonic exercises are examples of active exercises that allow the use of greater or full range of motion.

• Incorrect: Endurance exercises such as running, walking, cycling, or swimming are used in strengthening the heart muscles.

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