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Flexion

Decreases joint angle. occurs in a sagittal plane

Bent arm

Extension

Increases joint angle

Straight arm

Abduction

Takes limb away from the midline

Raising arm to the side

Adduction

Moving limb toward or across the midline

When you place your hand over your heart

(Unilateral) Lateral Flexion

Flexion to one side. Specific to the axial skeleton, spinal column and skull

Rotation

Movement occurs around an axis (like the lid of a jar) in the spine and limbs

(Limbs) Internal Rotation

When the front (cranial) part of the limb turns toward the midline

Looking at a watch

(Limbs) External Rotation (lateral)

When the front (cranial) part of the limb rotates away from the midline

Hitchhiking