plantarflexion

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plan·tar·flex·ion

(plăn-tahr-flĕk'shŭn)
Extension of the ankle, pointing of the foot and toes.
Planes and axes of the body.
Figure 1: The sites of the main nerve centres and descending pathways in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary movement, represented in diagrammatic sections.

plantarflexion

movement at the ankle joint that points the foot downwards away from the leg, or movement of the toes that curls them down towards the sole (compare dorsiflexion). Figure 1.

plantarflexion

foot joint sagittal-plane motion (ankle, metatarsophalangeal and interphalangeal joints) causing plantar tissues to move or tend to move toward the support surface
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The tibial nerve innervates the soleus and gastrocnemius muscles, which plantar flex the foot, generate propulsive power for walking, provide a mechanism for the rocker actions of the foot and ankle, and retard uncontrolled tibial advancement.
Because of his inability to plantar flex and invoke push off, the subject employed a heel-walking compensation strategy.
Nondisabled individuals actively plantar flex at the end of stance phase, which is believed to provide push-off and generate significant power for forward progression.