Each individual repetition is zeroed by pressing the Enter Button at the beginning of the repetition and ended by pressing the Enter Button at the end of the repetition. Static testing can be performed using either single or dual inclinometry protocols. Static testing means the patient’s range of motion is measured in a static position. In Static Testing Mode, ROM is also only measured for a single joint movement, such as single inclinometry elbow flexion or dual inclinometry thoracic kyphosis. To perform static tests you must change into Static Testing Mode.
Each test is zeroed on the first repetition. After being zeroed on the first repetition, each repetition is ended by
pressing the Enter Button again. This is similar to Static Testing Mode except that there is only one zero (at the
beginning of repetition 1).
Using dual inclinometry in Dynamic Testing Mode is the preferred method for measuring most spine ranges of motion. Dynamic Testing Mode measures movement pairs, such as cervical flexion/extension, or left and right cervical lateral flexion. To perform dynamic tests you must change into Dynamic Testing Mode.
Dynamic tests can be performed using dual or single inclinometry. For dual inclinometry, the display provides three measurements: movement of both devices and Total Range of Motion. For single inclinometry, the display only shows the Primary device’s movement. Dynamic testing for dual or single inclinometry is essentially the same.
Each test is zeroed on the first repetition. After being zeroed on the first repetition, the inclinometer moves to some max angle (greater than 10 degrees from zero), and then returns to within 10 degrees of the zero position. The maximum angle will automatically be stored and the next repetition will start.
Dual or single inclinometer methods can be used for measuring range of motion of each joint. Choose the method most comfortable for you to use. Dual or single inclinometer methods can be used with the protocols for measuring ankylosed joints. For instructions on performing specific tests, please refer to the optional Multimedia Help System CD.
The Inclinometers can be used to simulate a goniometer, both in dual and single inclinometry modes, when measuring extremity ranges of motion. While the individual angles of the Primary and Secondary units are displayed for dual inclinometry, only the Total Range of Motion value is typically required for extremity range of motion. The Dual Inclinometers are very accurate for measuring extremity ranges of motion because it effectively eliminates goniometer alignment errors and substantially increases inter- and intra-rater repeatability. For instructions on performing specific tests, please refer to the optional Multimedia Help System CD.