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Functional Range of Motion

Using the Hanoun Functional Range Of Motion (FROM), the evaluator can accurately assess an individual’s positional tolerance based on Methods—Time 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 subject’s 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.

Protocols—The 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 tested.

Overhead Reach

Axail Rotation Reach

Distance (Stand) Reach

Kneeling Reach

Crouching Reach


The Hanoun Functional Range Of Motion System provides features not found with other functional evaluation systems. They include the following:

  • Real-time heart rate monitoring and the ability to set the cut-off level.
  • The inclusion of voice test instructions to insure standardization of administration.
  • Independent calculation of Occasional and Frequent MTM scores.
  • The ability to document fatigue both in terms of performance scores and real time heart rate monitoring.
  • Protocols that truly test the endurance level of the individual to the frequency levels of the work.