Movement Terminology

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Miyoko
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Movement Terminology
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2013-03-17 07:20:49
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Movement Terminology
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  1. bend
    flexion
  2. restores a body part to the anatomical position after being bent
    extension
  3. movement away from the midline of the body
    abduction
  4. movement towards the midline of the body
    adduction
  5. turning a limb towards the midline of the body
    medial (internal) rotation
  6. turning a limb away from the midline of the body
    lateral (external) rotation
  7. circular movement
    circumduction
  8. movement of the mandible or shoulder girdle forward-on a plane
    protraction
  9. movement of a protracted part backward-on a plane parallel to the ground
    retraction
  10. upward movement
    elevation
  11. downward movement
    depression
  12. moving face upwards
    supination
  13. moving face downwards
    pronation
  14. movement of the sole of the foot inward, so that the soles of the foot face each other
    inversion
  15. movement of the sole of the foot outwards, so that the soles of the foot face away from each other
    eversion
  16. flexing the ankle in the direction of the dorsum of the foot
    dorsiflexion
  17. flexing the ankle in the direction of the plantar surface (sole) of the foot
    plantar flexion

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