How to Use a Goniometer

A goniometer is used by therapists to measure a joint’s range of motion (ROM).  It can be helpful in determining if a patient/client is lacking in mobility due to an injury, or how well he is recovering after sustaining an injury. Here are some handy tips and if you would like to get some qualifications you should investigate the ISAK accreditation courses.


The term “goniometer” comes from two Greek words that mean “angle” and “measure.”  This is essentially what you are doing when you measure range of motion — measuring an angle.  Here is a typical goniometer – the common range of sizes are 6″, 8″ and 12″

Goniometer 8 inch

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