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Exercise Science II

Directional Terminology

Flexion decrease of an angle of a joint
extension increase of an angle of a joint
rotation turning a bone around its long axis
abduction moving a limb away from the midline of the body
adduction moving a limb toward the midline of the body
circumduction flexion, extension, rotation, abduction, and adduction all in one successive movement. eg bowling cricket ball.
inversion turning the sole of the foot medially
eversion turning the sole of the foot laterally
pronation turning the palm posteriorly
supination palm facing anteriorly (anatomical position)
horizontal flexion decreasing angle of joint on horizontal plane
horizontal extension increasing the angle of joint on horizontal plane
elivation moving body part superiorly
depression moving body part inferiorly
transverse plane divides superior and inferior portions of the body
sagittal plane divides left and right portions of the body
coronal plane divides anterior and posterior portions of the body
Created by: onfit