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PT203 Movement Vocab

PT203 W2 D4 Movement Vocab

TermDefinition
Flexion Bending motion decreasing the angle between bones
Extension Straightening motion increasing the angle between bones
Abduction Moving away from the midline of the body
Adduction Moving toward the midline of the body
Circumduction A combination of movements to help execute a movement
Rotation Twisting or turning of a bone on its own axis
Supination The act of turning the palm up or forward
Pronation Turns the palm down or backward
Inversion The act of turning the sole inward so it faces the opposite foot
Eversion Turns the sole outward, away from the body
Dorsiflexion The foot is bent upward at the ankle. Narrows the angle between the leg & the top of the foot.
Plantar Flexion The toes point downward flexing the arch of the foot, similar to toe dancing
Created by: pierce258