How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

20 terms

Movement Terms

STUDY
PLAY
Flexion
Towards the horizontal plane, medially
Extension
Away from horizontal plane, medially-back to anatomical position
Adduction
Away from horizontal plane, laterally
Abduction
Towards horizontal plane, laterally
Left Rotation
Head only, facing patient/objects' left
Right Rotation
Head only, facing patients'/objects' right
Medial Rotation
Rotate medially front joint (i.e. elbow)
Lateral Rotation
Rotate laterally from joint (i.e. elbow)- back to anatomical position
Pronation
Forearm only-Rotate palm, facing down
Supination
Forearm only-Rotate palm, facing up (*holding a cup of "soup")
Depression
Pulling down (i.e. opening jaw)
Elevation
Raising up (i.e. closing jaw)
Inversion
Foot only- Bottom of foot (plantar) facing inward/medially
Eversion
Foot only- Bottom of foot (plantar) facing outward/laterally
Protraction
Jaw-Pushing forward ("underbite")
Retraction
Jaw-Pulling back into place
Dorsiflexion
Ankle-Pointing toes upward/superior
Plantar-flexion
Ankle-Pointing toes downward/inferior
Opposition
Thumb print facing other finger prints/tips
Lateral Flexion
Head- Head facing laterally (left or right) or Bending neck, touching ear to shoulder