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KAT Lesson 28

Body Planes and Motions

Coronal Plane Divides front and back
Transverse Plane Divides top and bottom
Sagital Plane Divides right and left
Abduction Drawing a part of the body away from the sagital plane, or spreading the toes or fingers
Adduction Bringing a body part toward the sagital plane.
Flexion Decreasing the angle of a joint (bending).
Extension Increasing the angle of a joint (straightening)
Medial Rotation Rotation toward the coronal plane - turning your arm or leg inward.
Lateral Rotation Rotation away from the coronal plane - turning your arm or leg outward.
Elevation Moving a body part upard - first part of shrugging your shoulders.
Depression Moving a body part downward - second part of shrugging your shoulders.
Supination Moving the palm so that it faces up.
Pronation Rotating the palm so it faces down.
Plantarflexion Flexing the foot downward - pointing the toes.
Dorsiflexion Bringing the foot upward - Flexing your foot.
Inversion Bringing the sole of the foot inward - as during a side kick.
Eversion Bringing the sole of the foot outward.
Why body motions are important to know To understand what caused an injury, learning a new move, grappling techniques and other new moves
Created by: slclousing