plantar flexion

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1. the act of bending or the condition of being bent.
2. in obstetrics, the normal bending forward of the head of the fetus in the uterus or birth canal so that the chin rests on the chest, thereby presenting the smallest diameter of the vertex.
plantar flexion bending of the toes or foot downwards toward the sole.

plan·tar flex·ion

bending the foot or toes toward the plantar surface.

plantar flexion

Etymology: L, planta, sole, flectere, to bend
a toe-down motion of the foot at the ankle. It is measured in degrees from the 0-degree position of the foot at rest on the ground with the body in a standing position.

plantar flexion

Extension of the foot so that the forepart is depressed with respect to the position of the ankle.
See: dorsiflexion
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However, step length had positive relationships with shoulder range of motion, swing leg hip and knee flexion, and drive leg ankle plantar flexion.
Lateral radiographs obtained with the foot in plantar flexion may show the os trigonum or lateral talar tubercle impinged between the posterior-tibial malleolus and the calcaneal tuberosity.
2002), significant and large difference was found in maximal torque between knee extension and flexion as well as between plantar flexion and dorsi flexion.
2] measured at the calf using NIRS during repeated plantar flexion varied in a dose-response fashion with the exercise intensity.
Our kinetic results showed that in CPIFA group, the decreased plantar flexion moment in terminal stance was significantly different from that in TD and NIFA groups (Table 2).
Lateral radiographs obtained with the foot in plantar flexion may show the os trigonum impinged between the posterior tibia malleolus and the calcaneal tuberosity (Figure 8).
Herbst Cradle[TM] from Brown Medical Industries is a new ankle/foot orthosis product used for the treatment of plantar flexion and Achilles' contractures, and for prevention and healing of decubital ulcers on the heel and malleoli.
The first commercially-available solution, the BiOM Ankle System, emulates an individual's calf muscles and Achilles tendon function to provide powered plantar flexion, which helps people with limb loss move with a natural gait at their chosen speed using the same metabolic energy as a non-amputee.
Relative to its neutral (standing) position, the hydraulic ankle provides 6[degrees] plantar flexion and 3[degrees] dorsi-flexion.
2007) stated that plantar flexion and supination were the injury mechanisms of inversion ankle sprain.
41) trained 14 PAD subjects with individual-leg plantar flexion exercise (4 bouts of 4-minute intervals at 80% of maximal work rate three times per week for eight weeks).