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Types of Body Movements
movement in the saggital plane that decreases the angle of the joint and brings two bones closer together
opposite of flexion; movement in the saggital plane that increases the angle of the joint or distance between two bones or parts of the body
extension greater than 180 degrees
movement of a bone around its longitudinal axis
moving a limb away in the frontal plane from the median plane of the body, spreading the fingers apart
opposite of abduction; movement of a limb toward the body midline
a combination of all the movements, commonly seen in ball and socket joints where the proximal end of the limb is stationary while the distal end moves in a circle
lifting the foot so the superior surface approaches the shin, standing on the heels
pointing the toes
turning the sole of the foot medially
turning the sole of the foot laterally
forearm rotation laterally so that the palm is facing anteriorly and the radius and ulna are parallel
forearm rotation medially so that the palm faces posteriorly and the ulna and radius are crossed
touching the thumb to other fingers