Joint Movements

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Flexion

Bending Knee

“decreases angle between joint”

2

Extension

Straighten Knee

“increases angle between joint”

3

Dorsiflexion

Walking on heels

“bring foot closer to shin”

4

Plantar flexion

Walking on toes

“foot away from shin”

5

Circumduction

Move a finger to draw a circle

“moving a part for the end to follow circular motion”

6

Retraction

Pulling head backwards

“moving a part backward”

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Protraction

Push head forward

“moving a part forward”

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Eversion

Point toes Laterally

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Inversion

Point toes Medially

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Abduction

Lift arms straight out

“moving body part to 90o from midline”

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Adduction

Arms at your side

“moving body part toward the midline”

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Elevation

Shrug Shoulders

“Raising a body part”

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Depression

Droop Shoulders

“Lowering a body part”

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Rotation

Twist head from side to side

“move a body part on an axis”

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Pronation

Palm facing posterior

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Supination

Palm facing anterior

17

Hyperextension

Look Up

“extending a joint beyond the anatomical position”