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Bending to decrease the angle between two bones. Think of this as “flexing” the biceps.
- 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).
Moving a body part away from the midline.
Moving a body part toward the midline. (Think of this as adding a body part back to the body.)
Movement of a body part in a circle, which can include all the above joint movements as well.
Movement of a body part or parts around its axis (movement from side to side with the lower body stationary).
The position of the body when lying face up, including hands being palm up and feet bent upwards.
The position of the body when lying face down, including the hands being palm down and the feet bent downwards.
Movement of the foot that brings the top of the foot closer to the leg.
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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