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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heel lift in the deep lunge for 5 seconds, then lower the heel and without straightening up, rapidly switch feet in a split squat movement, control the landing After the landing, again lift the heel of the front foot to full plantarflex -ion and hold this heel lift in the deep lunge for 5 seconds Repeat the heel lift twice with each leg in the forward position Lateral Stair Hop + Rotational Landing Control Stand side on to a box/step Can you prevent the trunk or (approx 15 cm) with the feet pelvis from rotating?
Further, this movement adaptation could be due to simultaneous ipsilateral trunk flexion toward the amputated limb [47] and inability to plantarflex the prosthetic ankle [6].
The patient could actively dorsiflex the foot to 15 degrees and plantarflex to 45 degrees, normal ranges are 20 degrees and 50 degrees respectively.
isocinetica massimale et al (20) (dinamometro) (Nm/kg): (2008) * flex-est d'anca (0[grados]-90[grados]) * flex-est di ginocchio (85[grados]-10[grados]) * dorsiflex/ plantarflex (10[grados]-20[grados]) Potenza isocinetica massimale (W/kg): * flex-est d'anca * flex-est di ginocchio * dorsiflex/ plantarflex Bogaerts Forza durante contr.
Motor block was assessed by asking the patient to plantarflex and dorsiflex the foot and was classified as follows: 0=normal movement, 1=decreased movement, 2=no movement.
The patient is asked to gently dorsiflex and plantarflex the ankle to pump the foam into the veins.
Briefly, this requires subjects to stand on tip-toe with their ankle in maximal plantarflex ion, before lowering themselves in a controlled manner through eccentric loading of the calf to achieve maximum ankle dorsiflexion.
Evaluation revealed a lack of sensation in her right foot, a dorsalis pedis pulse undetectable by Doppler ultrasound, and inability to dorsiflex or plantarflex the right foot.
Inability to flex the hip joint, extend the knee joint and dorsiflex or plantarflex the foot was taken to indicate successful motor blockade.
This effect may also translate to seated positions where the ankle is free to plantarflex to accommodate the surface under low loads, though this was not mentioned by the subject.
Muscles innervated by the SF nerve (fibularis/peroneus longus and fibularis/peroneus brevis) evert and weakly plantarflex the foot and can counter the actions of tibialis anterior.
Prosthetic ankle units may be fitted on individuals to improve stability during level walking by allowing the prosthetic foot to plantarflex during early stance phase and enable the plantar surface of the foot to contact the ground sooner, which has been hypothesized to improve stability [25].