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What are the 3 planes called that the 6 basic movements of the body take place in?

Coronal- divides body into front & back

Sagittal- divides body into R & L

Transverse- divides body into upper & lower halves

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What are the 6 basic movements in the 3 planes of the body?

Coronal plane- divides the body into front & back. Movements along this plane are called adduction & abduction.
Adduction moves extremity toward midline.
Abduction moves extremity away from midline.

Sagittal Plane- divides body into R & L. Movements along this plane are called flexion & extension. Flexion usually moves the extremity forward (except at knee). Extension moves the extremity backward.

Transverse Plane- Divides body into upper & lower halves. Movement along this plane is called rotation. Rotation is further classified as medial rotation (toward the midline) or lateral rotation (away from the midline). Medial and lateral rotation are also referred to as internal & external respectively.