Planes and Axes of Movement.pdf - Planes and Axes of Movement The three planes of motion and axes are Sagittal Plane and Coronal Axis The Sagittal plane

Planes and Axes of Movement.pdf - Planes and Axes of...

This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 5 pages.

Planes and Axes of Movement The three planes of motion and axes are: Sagittal Plane and Coronal Axis The Sagittal plane passes through the body front to back, dividing it into left and right. The Coronal (frontal) axis passes horizontally from left to right and is formed by the intersection of the frontal and transverse planes. Flexion and Extension movements occur in the Sagittal Plane around the Coronal Axis. Frontal Plane and Antero-Posterior Axis The frontal plane divides the body into front and back. The Antero-Posterior (sagittal) axis passes horizontally from posterior to anterior and is formed by the intersection of the sagittal and transverse planes. Abduction and Adduction movements occur in the Frontal Plane around the Antero-Posterior axis. Transverse Plane and Vertical Axis The Transverse plane divides the body into top and bottom. The Vertical (longitudinal) axis passes vertically from inferior to superior and is formed by the intersection of the sagittal and frontal planes. Medial (internal) rotation and Lateral (external) rotation, and pronation and supination, occur in the Transverse Plane around the Vertical axis.
Image of page 1

Subscribe to view the full document.

Movements Flexion and Extension Flexion is a movement in the sagittal plane, which decreases the angle at the moving joint.
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
  • Fall '18

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern

Ask Expert Tutors You can ask You can ask ( soon) You can ask (will expire )
Answers in as fast as 15 minutes