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Quiz 2 Terms
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The purpose of this structure is to maintain the longitudinal axis of the body and serves as a protective covering for the spinal cord.
Abdomen may appear to protrude forward and when sitting the lumbar spine may not contact the seat back.
Moving from place to place by walking, can be used interchangeably with the word gait.
Characterized by the tailbone tucking beneath the body, commonly associated with the individual confined to a seated posture, such as a wheelchair
posterior pelvic tilt
Common disorder in neurological conditions where a person has an inability, or difficulty in creating ankle dorsiflexion.
A spinal deformity characterized by a lateral "S" shaped curvature of the vertebra.
The ability to maintain a position.
The ability to move or function within a position.
Characterized as the pelvis "dipping" forward, lifting the buttocks upward.
anterior pelvic tilt
Second cervical vertebra along with its joint allows for neck rotation.
The first cervical vertebra (C1) that supports the cranium and combined with joint allows for a small amount of neck flexion/extension.
When a gait pattern is broken down into common components that occur with walking.
When the trunk flexes and rib cage is compressed anteriorly, such that the spine forms a C-shaped bend when viewed laterally.
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