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Loose/open packed joint position

resting position

Open packed ligaments are loose, can be a lot of joint play, often mid-range of motion, less contact area, more space in joint

Open packed position can accommodate joint swelling, fluid buildup, injury


CASSS Movement Analysis

Control - how smooth?

Amount - how much?

Speed - how long does it take to do?

Symmetry - is it the same as the other side?

Symptom - does it hurt or is it bothersome?


Which side of the body do you analyze first?

The unimpaired side to create baseline/understand what normal movement is for patient