Joint Movement

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thebobbiys
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Joint Movement
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2012-07-14 17:02:11
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Joint Movement
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  1. flexion:
    Bending to decrease the angle between two bones. Think of this as “flexing” the biceps.
  2. extension
    • Unbending to increase the angle between two bones. Think of this as
    • extending, as in reaching your arm as far as you can (virtually
    • eliminating the angle between the humerus and the radius/ulna).
  3. abduction
    Moving a body part away from the midline.
  4. adduction
    Moving a body part toward the midline. (Think of this as adding a body part back to the body.)
  5. circumduction
    Movement of a body part in a circle, which can include all the above joint movements as well.
  6. rotation
    Movement of a body part or parts around its axis (movement from side to side with the lower body stationary).
  7. supine
    The position of the body when lying face up, including hands being palm up and feet bent upwards.
  8. prone
    The position of the body when lying face down, including the hands being palm down and the feet bent downwards.
  9. dorsiflexion
    Movement of the foot that brings the top of the foot closer to the leg.
  10. plantar flexion
    Movement of the foot that brings the heel closer to the posterior part of the leg, the toe pointed farther away from the leg. This is the opposite of dorsiflexion.

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