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SHHS PDHPE 11 joint

Joint Actions

Flexion A movement that decreases the angle between the bones at the joint eg. bending the leg at the knee
Extension Increases the angle between bones at the joint. Eg. straightening the leg
Abduction Moving a body part away from the midline of the body. Eg. Raising the arm or leg to the side.
Adduction Movement of a body part towards the mid line of the body eg. lowering the arm or leg towards the midline
Inversion Rotation of the foot to make the sole of the foot face inwards
Eversion Rotation of the foot to make the sole of the foot face outwards.
Rotation Moving a body part such as the head or trunk around on it's long axis.
Circumduction The circular movement of a body part. Eg. making a large movement with the arm that describes a cone space.
Pronation Rotation of the hand and forearm that causes the palm to face downwards.
Supination Rotation of the hand and forearm that causes the palm to face upwards
Dorsiflexion Flexion of the ankle that pulls the top of the foot towards the tibia.
Plantar flexion Extension of the ankle so the top of the foot moves away from the tibia ie. pointing the toes.
Created by: lisagass



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