Using the Hanoun Functional Range Of Motion (FROM), the evaluator can accurately assess an
individuals positional tolerance based on MethodsTime Measurement (MTM) standards. Standards are infinitely more accurate than norms. In functional capacity evaluations, the MTM standard
score allows the evaluator to determine the extent of a test subjects capacity for positional tolerances with a specific productivity equivalency for the positional tolerance. Conventional
positional tolerance protocols employed without a time-motion equivalency fail to take into consideration the fact the individual must demonstrate functionality within the prescribed posture. The
question is not whether the individual can reach overhead, but rather if the individual is capable of performing functional activities in an overhead position. It provides a more standardized basis
for the administration of positional tolerance tests and the performance of time-motion activities. It provides a scoring basis that is objective, and ensures the reproducibility of the test results.
The FROM tests individuals specifically for occasional and frequent demand levels. Positions include kneeling, kneeling to standing and back, crouching, stooping, stooping with horizontal
displacement, standing reach, upper level reach and axial rotation. With this selection of tests, the evaluator can accurately assess the positional tolerances required for work.
ProtocolsThe FROM has 16 pre-set protocols. The protocols cover eight positional tolerances, each of which has two frequencies (occasional and frequent) at which the individual may be