dorsiflexor

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dorsiflexor

[dôr′siflek′sər]
a muscle causing backward flexion of a part of the body, as the hand or foot.
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A suitable individual with impaired dorsiflexors for direct demonstration of dorsiflexor assistance was not currently available.
Most likely the increased knee flexion during swing was a result of stimulation to the hip flexors and ankle dorsiflexors, causing a flexor-synergy or flexion-withdraw pattern of the entire limb.
Right Side Left Side Muscle Pre Post Pre Post Hip Flexors 2 3- 3- 3 Hip Extensors 2+ 1 2+ 2 Hip Abductors 1 2- 2 2+ Hip Adductors 2+ 2+ 2+ 2+ Knee Extensors 3- 3- 3- 3- Knee Flexors 1 1 1 2- Ankle Dorsiflexors 1 1 2 2+ Ankle Plantarflexors 1 2- 2- 2+ Long Toe Extensors 0 2 0 1 Table 2.
Dragert K, Zehr EP (2013) High-intensity unilateral dorsiflexor resistance training results in bilateral neuromuscular plasticity after stroke.
There was a general trend (at least 3 of the 5 participants) toward increases in strength of the hip extensors, hip abductors, knee flexors, ankle dorsiflexors and ankle plantarflexors.
The deep peroneal nerve runs anteriorly, supplying motor branches to the tibialis anterior, extensor hallucis longus and extensor digitorum brevis, ankle and toe dorsiflexors, and finally the peroneus tertius, a minor ankle evertor.
Upon transfer to a spinal cord unit at a local rehabilitation hospital, she had 2/5 dorsiflexors and plantar flexors bilaterally and 1/5 strength in all other muscle groups except her hip rotators which were 2/5 to 3/5.
The outlined order of exercises that we followed included: dorsiflexors, biceps, knee extensions, triceps 1 and triceps 2, leg lifts, shoulders, plantar flexors, hip flexors, knee flexors, hip abductors and hip flexors.
The physical examination findings done after the surgery in our department were as follows: lower extremity muscle strength: hip flexors (R/L): 2/5, 2/5; knee extensors: 4/5, 4/5; ankle dorsiflexors: 3/5, 1/5; and toe dorsiflexors and ankle plantar flexors: 2/5, 1/5.
He had 22 percutaneous intramuscular electrodes implanted to control his hip flexors (iliopsoas), hip and knee flexors (sartorius, gracilis, tensor fasciae latae), hip extensors (hamstrings, gluteus maximus, posterior portion of adductor magnus), knee extensors (quadriceps without rectus femoris), ankle dorsiflexors and evertors (tibialis anterior and peroneus longus), and ankle plantar flexors (gastrocnemius).
It is possible that weak tension in ankle dorsiflexors and spasticity in ankle plantar-flexors changed the coordination pattern between the knee and ankle joints.
Second step: the subject contracted his dorsiflexors intentionally and dorsiflexed his ankle joint such that his toe was pointing upward.