The chief motions of the ankle are flexion and extension.
It also works to reduce ankle flexion – an important area for energy loss – and that’s supposed to lessen fatigue and increase runner efficiency.
Jagger’s knock-kneed dancing may have begun as an homage to Little Richard’s exuberant hamming, but he eventually devised his own style—a bewitching flexion of knees and elbows.
For example, choosing an overhead triceps extension here and keeping my ribs down and my arm in as much flexion as I can helps me in my jerk and snatch overhead positions as I don’t have great shoulder flexion ROM.
Neck flexion refers to the motion used to touch the chin to the chest.
In the pike position, there is a bend at the hips but no knee flexion.
To facilitate cursorial, or running, habits, flexion is limited to one plane.
Rotation of one skeletal ring upon the next, as well as flexion, is possible.
Flexion (bending) and extension (straightening) of the elbow are examples of swing.
., cockles) and snails may perform rapid twists or jumps through violent flexion of the foot.
., the neck is bent) until the chin comes to lie against the breastbone (see flexion in the figure).
In carpal tunnel syndrome, a narrowing of this opening painfully compresses the nerves during wrist flexion.
The result is prolonged flexion of the damaged limb or at least a pattern of posture and movement favouring flexion.
Their primary action is adduction of the thigh, as in squeezing the thighs together; they also aid in rotation and flexion of the thigh.
As well as flexion and extension, it can exhibit inversion (the sole of the foot faces the other leg) or eversion (the opposite movement).
The figures, of both men and women, are of unprecedented suppleness and plasticity, the forms rendered in every variety of torsion and flexion.
The motion of the neck is described in terms of rotation, flexion, extension, and side bending (i.e., the motion used to touch the ear to the shoulder).
The body posture for fandango and seguidilla was described as asentado, or seated: dancers maintained a bit of flexion in the legs while keeping the torso upright.
A mechanical substage is capable of allowing tensile, compression, flexion, and load control modes, with the possibility of using micromanipulators and a pipette, which can add liquids during observation.
Between twenty-five and forty per cent of the patients for whom performing flexion and extension maneuvers was painful when they entered the program were free from pain by the time they were discharged; the others experienced a marked reduction in the intensity of their pain.
- the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
- deviation from a straight or normal course
- act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
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