Course Preview Restorative Nursing: Positioning and ROM for Nursing Assistants About This Course Range of motion, or ROM, and proper positioning are important for the well-being of the people you care for. Immobility causes muscles and tendons to shrink, limiting mobility and making joint movement painful. If immobility continues, a contracture will eventually form. Proper range of motion techniques can help prevent these from developing. This course discusses the importance of ROM and positioning. It also discusses the proper technique for ROM and positioning to help maintain skin integrity and comfort. Learn more about education that supports direct care staff.