Normal Ranges of Joint Motion

Range of motion (ROM) is a measurement of movement around a joint. Measuring ROM is helpful to assess flexibility, ability to work and fitness. 

According to Kurz, the following tables indicates the normal ranges of joint motion for various parts of the body:

Neck
Flexion: 70-90 degrees

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Asbestos and Health

Asbestos

Asbestos is a group of minerals that generally look like separable, long, thin fibers. These fibers are small and can be seen with a microscope. When these fibers are disturbed, causing the fibers to float in the air, they can be easily breathed into the lungs.

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Mesothelioma and the Environment

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that most often starts in the covering of the lungs but can also start in the abdomen. Associated especially with exposure to asbestos fibers, These fibers are resistant to heat, fire, and chemicals and do not conduct electricity. For these reasons, asbestos has been used widely in many industries.

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What is Spirometry?

Spirometry is the most commonly used to test the lung function.

The spirometer measures the speed your lungs can be filled and emptied of air, giving an indication of how well your lungs are performing.

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