passive movement n.
Movement of a joint without participation or effort on the part of the subject.
This had only been partially improved when the patient returned home, in spite of prolonged massage and passive movement.
His body did not show any resistance to passive movement, on the contrary, it was rather limp.
passive movement of the phalanges in all directions is practised in order to produce crepitation.
Often it appears only when any passive movement of the limb is attempted.