Movement that straightens or opens a joint.
Movement that bends or brings the bones closer together.
AKA Internal Rotation. Limb turns toward the midline.
AKA External Rotation. Swings the limb away from the midline.
Brings a limb toward the body's midline.
Moves a limb laterally away from the midline.
Pertains only to the axial skeleton. This movement happens along the transverse plane.
A movement that is only possible at the shoulder and hip joints. Combination of flexion, extension, adduction and abduction which all together create a cone-shaped movement.
Action that occurs only at the axial skeleton. EX: Bending the neck/vertebral column laterally to the side.
Refers to movement of the scapula and jaw. Moves superiorly.
Refers to the movement of the scapula and jaw. Moves inferiorly.
Describes the pivoting of the forearm. "Carrying a bowl of soup." In this movement, the radius and ulna lie parallel to one another.
Describes the pivoting of the forearm. "Prone to spill." Movement that takes place when the radius crosses over the ulna, turning the palm down.
"On your spine." To lie face up.
To lie on the table face down.
Occurs as a combination of movements of several joints of the feet. "Turn in." Elevates the foot's medial side and brings the sole of the foot medially.
Occurs as a combination of movements of several joints of the feet. "Turn out." Elevates the foot's lateral side and moves the sole laterally.
Performed by moving the ankle to point your foot into the earth or stepping on a car's gas pedal.
Moving the ankle to let off of a gas pedal. [Brings the foot upwards]
"Protrude." Movement that occurs when the scapula, clavicle, head and/or jaw moves anteriorly.
"Retreat." Movement that occurs when the scapula, clavicle, head and/or jaw moves posteriorly.
Means to wander from the usual course. Occurs at the mandible.
Happens only at the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb. Occurs when the thumbpad crosses the palm toward the last finger [pinkie].
Elevation/expansion of the ribs/thorax.
Depression/collapse of the ribs/thorax.
Retraction [Of Scapula]
ADduction of scapula.
Protraction [Of Scapula]
ABduction of scapula.
Medial rotation of the shoulder.
External rotation of the shoulder.
ABduction of the wrist.
ADduction of the wrist.
Downward rotation of the pelvis. Brings top of pelvis anteriorly.
Upward rotation of the pelvis. Brings top of pelvis posteriorly.
Medial Rotation [Of Hip]
Internal rotation of hip. Knee is moved inward.
Lateral Rotation [Of Hip]
External rotation of hip. Knee of moves away from body's midline.