Active Range of Motion

Active joint range of motion of the axial skeleton is evaluated during normal activities (e.g., grazing, monitoring their environment, or locomotion) or during induced vertebral movements while using a carrot or other treat to produce active movements of the head, neck, or trunk.  Baited stretches can be also be used therapeutically as active stretching exercises to increase neck or trunk range of motion or for developing coordination and strength of the muscles responsible for trunk stabilization.

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