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Goniometric assessments refer to the measurement of joint angles in the body, particularly those created by the bones at human joints. This process involves using a goniometer, a specialized device that measures the range of motion and flexibility of specific joints in the body. Goniometric assessments are often used in physical therapy and other movement analysis fields to help diagnose joint issues and track progress in treatment. Synonyms for goniometric assessments include joint angle measurements and range-of-motion testing. Related glossary terms may include goniometer, joint mobility, and joint axis.

Goniometry: "...refers to the measurement of angles, in particular the measurement of angles created at human joints by the bones of the body (1). The Brookbush Institute recommends the use of goniometry as a "continuous interval measure" to track progress, in conjunction with a dynamic movement assessment like the Overhead Squat Assessment.

  1. Cynthia C. Norkin, D. Joyce White. Measurement of Joint Motion: A Guide to Goniometry 3rd Edition. Copyright (C) 2003 by F.A. Davis Company