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Movement Terms

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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