plantarflexion

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plan·tar·flex·ion

(plăn-tahr-flĕk'shŭn)
Extension of the ankle, pointing of the foot and toes.
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Calcaneus Inverted & Navicular Raised = Supinated Compensations: Distal = Plantar flex 1st Ray, Proximal = Varus Tibia Compensated Calcaneus Vertical & Navicular Collapse = Pronated Gait Assessment
The patient was asked to actively dorsiflex and plantar flex the ankle from a starting position with the foot relaxed (considered the zero neutral position) with angle measurements taken at each point of dorsiflexion and plantar flexion.
The tibial nerve initially gives off branches to innervate the gastrocnemius, the soleus, and the plantaris muscles-all of which function to plantar flex the talocrural joint.
It is used to prevent plantar flex ion of the foot and to provide mediolateral ankle stability.
For example, have the child dorsiflex against your hand, and push against it, then plantar flex and push down.
Because of his inability to plantar flex and invoke push off, the subject employed a heel-walking compensation strategy.
For example, have the child dorsiflex against your hand and push against it, then plantar flex and push down.
(26,27) Evertors that help plantar flex the ankle are peroneus brevis and peroneus longus.
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.
Tibial advancement continues until ankle end-feel, beyond which the sole of the foot begins to plantar flex past the "perpendicular" (ground).
(10) Dancers, who must plantar flex their feet and ankles and "roll through" plantar flexion during all ballet movements, heavily rely upon the tarsometatarsal joints.
In the control, participants were instructed to sit at rest on the dynamometer for approximately 25 min, while keeping the right knee and ankle joints lightly flexed and plantar flexed to avoid stretching of the plantar flexors.