physiological movement


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physiological movement

A movement normally executed by muscles under voluntary control (e.g., flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, and rotation).
Synonym: physiological motion
See also: movement
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Whereas in other areas, large amplitude physiological movements may be recommended, the close proximity and frequent involvement of subacromial structures mean that large amplitude physiological movement may aggravate a shoulder problem as painful catching can occur through range.
However, McGill and colleagues were the first to develop a device to examine passive stiffness and end range of motion of the lumbar region during a physiological movement [25].
The composite design is engineered to support and hold the rear of the valve in alignment while allowing optimum physiological movement for the front of the valve throughout the cardiac cycle.

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