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1
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flexion and extension

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flexion: bending moevement that decreases an angle between parts

extension refers to bending movements that increases the angle between parts

2
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adduction and abduction

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adduction: motion that pulls or “adds” a structure towards the midline of the body

abduction: the motion that pulls a structure away from the midline of the body.

3
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circumduction

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a circular movement of ball and socket joint
(a combination of flexion, abduction, adduction and extension)

4
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supination and pronation

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movements of hands
-supination is the rotation of the forearm and palm facing upwards
-rotation of the forearm so the palms facing down

5
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dorsiflexion and plantarflexion

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movements of the feet
dorsiflexion: pointing the toes towards the body.
plantarflexion refers to pointing the toes towards the ground.

6
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inversion and eversion

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inversion: moving the sole of the foot towards the midline
eversion: moving the sole of the foot away from the midline