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ShuMan

Shoulder C&P exam no goniometer

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Can't believe I had a C&P examiner just eye ball my ROM. I've been to a fair share of C&P exams and thought that the whole C&P examiner didn't use a measuring device couldn't happen to me. I was wrong and kind of shocked. I had her complete the exam. 

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You need to wait and see what she saw.  LOL.  Could be good for you, could be bad.  At least you have some recourse (I think) if its bad.  I am trying to remember is they used on on my shoulder, but know for sure they used one when doing my back, neck and elbow.

I am supprised by now that the don't have an electronic body mapping eqluipment for joint travel system with a computer.

Kind of like a major league umpire calling balls and strikes.  Four laser beams and his job is mute.

FWIW,

Hamslice

 

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lol thanks Hamslice. I was just in shock she didn't measure me. I was like what do I do now, do I let her finish? Do I say something? I'll see the results here in a couple days but it was the first time during a C&P I was dumbfounded. I was ready for this one, did my research and everything. 

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ShuMan - I have years of experience in therapy. It is not unusual not to use a goniometer, the Dr will state their experience with measuring..... It is legitimate,but I feel like it is not fair to the client. 

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On 6/27/2017 at 4:23 PM, L said:

ShuMan - I have years of experience in therapy. It is not unusual not to use a goniometer, the Dr will state their experience with measuring..... It is legitimate,but I feel like it is not fair to the client. 

I haven't got the results yet, so we'll see how it goes. I do agree it leaves the client in a tough spot when there is so much riding on a range of motion test. 

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