dorsiflexion


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dorsiflexion

 [dor″sĭ-flek´shun]
backward flexion or bending, as of the hand or foot.
Dorsiflexion. From Lammon et al., 1995.

dor·si·flex·ion

(dōr'si-flek'shŭn),
Upward movement (extension) of the foot or toes or of the hand or fingers.

dorsiflexion

/dor·si·flex·ion/ (dor″sĭ-flek´shun) flexion or bending toward the extensor aspect of a limb, as of the hand or foot.

dorsiflexion

[dôr′siflek′shən]
upward or backward flexion of a part of the body. See also dorsiflexor. dorsiflex, v.
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Dorsiflexion and plantar flexion of the foot

dor·si·flex·ion

(dōr'si-flek'shŭn)
Turning upward of the foot or toes or of the hand or fingers.

dorsiflexion

A bending backwards of any part.

dorsiflexion

movement at the ankle joint that points the foot up towards the leg, or movement of the toes that lifts them away from the sole of the foot (compare plantarflexion).

dorsiflexion

sagittal-plane motion at foot joints (ankle, metatarsophalangeal and interphalangeal joints) during which plantar tissues move away from support surface, and the dorsum of foot approaches anterior aspect of lower leg

dorsiflexion

backward flexion or bending, as of the neck.
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The top 25th percentile of women demonstrated greater ankle plantar- and dorsiflexion than the bottom 50% of men, and the top 10th percentile of women demonstrated greater ankle inversion and eversion strength than the bottom 50% of men.
For the remaining positions, the authors want to point out that dorsiflexion positions were generally underestimated in both groups at the two different moments of the study, while plantarflexion and movements in the frontal plane were generally overestimated.
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the values of minimal ankle dorsiflexion in stance phase (AmSt index), knee (KmSt index), hip flexion (HmSt index) during the gait cycle, expressed in degrees;
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The Step-Smart is a uniquely designed foot brace that absorbs shock at heel strike and pushes the foot into gentle dorsiflexion.
It is able to simulate the Dorsiflexion, Plantar flexion, and Heel Compression making it possible to carry out accelerated tests & trials, for acceptance and qualification.
About two hours, after the CPM incident, physical therapist Mary Rakestraw discovered that patient had "drop loot," a condition meaning that the patient lost all dorsiflexion in both ankles so that he could no longer lift either of his feet up by the ankle.
Other exercise techniques include elongation of the trunk, protraction of the scapula, abduction and self-assisted arm movements, hip control movements, knee flexion with dorsiflexion, bridging exercises, rolling exercises, weight transference with trunk control, weight bearing on affected side and active exercises for the unaffected limbs.
Pedorthic objectives include limiting dorsiflexion forces and reducing pronatory forces.
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