DynaROM, or Dynamic Range of Motion, is the latest in FDA cleared, Class II Diagnostic Equipment. It effectively and objectively measures the impact of soft tissue injury by documenting pain in motion.
This powerful tool simultaneously measures range of motion and muscle guarding - a critical measure of a patient's level of pain. Using attached electrodes, the patient moves through various motions. These motions are graphed over a short period of time. By moving the patient, you effectively elicit measurable pain responses and guarding when soft tissue injury is present. It's the only functional test of its kind.
How do you read the test results?
The DynaROM test simultaneously measures both muscle guarding and ROM over the span of about 30 seconds with 3 full motions. There are 6 of these 30 second tests to measure flexion, extension, left and right lateral flexion and left and right rotation.
This graph shows an uninjured (ideal) patient performing a single lumbar flexion. As the patient bends forward, muscles fire to stabilize flexion. In full flexion, muscle activity drops. When the patient stands up, muscles fire again to help return the body to a neutral, upright position. Note the characters at the top of the graph; seeing what position the patient is in allows everyone to better understand the results.
DynaROM has revolutionized the entire process of quantifying soft tissue injury by keeping adjusters, doctors and juries focused on the quality of data. Insurers have seen the impact this data has on juries, increasing the probability they settle cases in a manner best for the patient.
- DynaROM provides objective data to support or refute unsubstantiated opinions
- Proven track record in courts
- Helps establish the quality of the case from the start
- Demonstrates soft tissue injury where all other methods fail
- Focuses the adjuster & juries on quality of data vs. credibility of expert
- Admissibility has been established