open-chain movement

o·pen-chain move·ment

(ō'pĕn chān mūv'mĕnt)
Kinematic chain movement in which the distal end of the body part moves freely through space.
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A tight ITB may have im balanced the collateral support and disturbed proprioception during the open-chain movement. As this dancer is hypermobile, one may suspect that her proprioception is slightly defective.