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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Foot drop can be seen in any disease that causes damage to the innervating motor neurons of the dorsiflexor muscles of the ankle and toe.
Dragert K, Zehr EP (2013) High-intensity unilateral dorsiflexor resistance training results in bilateral neuromuscular plasticity after stroke.
Popovic, "Closed-loop control of ankle plantarflexors and dorsiflexors using an inverted pendulum apparatus: a pilot study," Journal of Automatic Control, vol.
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.
Length-dependent neuronal degeneration in the early stages of the disease causes selective weakness of the ankle dorsiflexors, and while the ankle plantarflexors are also affected, they remain stronger by comparison and overpower the weak ankle dorsiflexors (Burns et al 2005).
1) Often associated with common peroneal nerve (CPN) dysfunction, it is caused by paresis of the ankle dorsiflexor, the tibialis anterior, and the toe dorsiflexors, the extensor digitorum brevis and extensor hallucis longus.
Posterior tibial tendon transfer: results of fixation to the dorsiflexors proximal to the ankle joint.
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.
This affected the major muscles involved in the control of balance in the AP direction (the slope direction), contracting the plantarfiexors (soleus and gastrocnemius) and stretching the dorsiflexors.
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.
They showed that static stretching of the hip flexors and ankle dorsiflexors may enhance vertical jump height and power during countermovement vertical jump, and static stretching of the hamstrings may generate greater isokinetic quadriceps torque production during high angular velocities (300[degrees]/sec), with no differences during slower angular velocities (60[degrees]/sec).
After two months, she consulted a physiotherapist who performed therapeutic exercises and electrical muscle stimulation of ankle dorsiflexors on the right side.