Passive range of motion exercises (PROM)
PROM is the gentle movement of a joint or joints through flexion and extension. Moving a joint helps to nourish the cartilage, maintain function and is critical to the optimal healing of any injury. There is NEVER an attempt to push a joint to a painful end, rather a light two finger touch that gently, smoothly moves the joint. We suggest moist heat applied to the area and a pillow between the dog's legs to allow proper body alignment. All joints in the body have some movement. We demonstrate appropriate technique of the listed joints in the following photos and video clips.