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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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 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.
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.