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Glossary Term

Movement Impairment

Movement impairment is a measurable loss in function. For example, a patient presents with a complaint of shoulder pain and can no longer reach overhead, and during a goniometric assessment of shoulder flexion (with scapula motion) exhibits 150° of available range of motion (optimal 180°). The measurable loss of range of motion is a "movement impairment". 

Movement Impairment: A measurable loss in function.