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Planes and Axes1

What are planes slices in spa ce, continue on infinately in all directions
Planes within the body divide body into panels within which movement occurs-unify the language that is used to describe a movement-MOTION OCCURS WITHIN A PLANE
three anatomical planes sagital, frontal, transverse
Sagital seperates body into left and right
frotnal plane separates body into front and back sections
Transverse/horizontal plane serperates body into top(superior) and bottom sections
Axes perpendicular to each plane-MOTION OCCURS ABOUT AN AXES-
Axes in the body bilateral, antero-posterior, polar
Bilateral passes from left to right, perpendicular to the sagital plane, motion in the sagital plane occurs about this axis
Anterio-posterior passes from front to back, perpendicular to the frontal plane, motion that occurs in frontal plane is about this axis
Polar pases from top to bottom and perpendicular to the transverse plan-motion in the transcerse plane always about the polar axis
Example of Motion in the Sagital Plane standing in anatomical neutral-elbow flexes **about the bilateral axis
Example of motion in the frontal plane standing in anatomical neutral-arm is swung up like a jumping jack(ABDuction) **about the anterio-posterior axis
Example of motion in the transverse plane standing in anatomical neutral-head is rotated from side to side(cervical rotation) **about the polar axis
Created by: jwebst1