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

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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.

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Movements Flexion and Extension Flexion is a movement in the sagittal plane, which decreases the angle at the moving joint.
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