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flexion
decreases angle of joint; brings two bones closer together.
Ex: bending arm at elbow
opposite of flexion
extension
extension
increase the angle of joint; moves two bones farther away
Ex: straightening leg at knee
opposite of extension
flexion
Abduction
movement away from midline
Ex: lifting arm to the side
opposite of abduction
adduction
adduction
movement toward midline
Ex: moving legs together
rotation
movement around longitudinal axis
Ex: turning head
circumduction
moveing a limb in a circle; combonation of flexion, extension, abduction, and adduction
Ex: circling arms, fingers
dorsiflexion
moving superior surface of foot towards the shin
Ex: Standing on heels
dorsi
back
opposite of dorsiflexion
plantar flexion
plantar flexion
flexing inferior surface of food
Ex: point toes
opposite of plantar flexion
dorsiflexion
inversion
turning feet medially
eversion
turning foot laterally
opposite of inversion
eversion
o
opposite of eversion
inversion
supination
turning palm forwards to anatomical position; radius rotates over ulna so they're parallel
Ex: moving palm to face anterior
opposite of supination
pronation
pronation
turning palm backwards from anatomical position, radius rotates over ulna
Ex: moving palm to face posterior
opposite of pronation
supination
opposition
moving thumb to touch tips with other fingers
Ex: picking up anohter object with your finger and thumb.