dorsiflex

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dorsiflex

[′dȯr·sə‚fleks]
(zoology)
To flex or cause to flex in a dorsal direction.
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The ankle in the contralateral limb actively plantarflexes at the bottom of the pedal stroke and dorsiflexes at the top, giving a total ROM of ~20[degrees] [25].
For Tendu: Thera-Band Dorsiflexes Every tendu you perform stretches the top muscles of the foot and ankle, and the constant pointing can leave them weak.
Isometric straight leg exercise: The patient lies supine, slowly contracts the thigh muscles and dorsiflexes the foot, then lifts the foot up 10 cm from the surface holding this position for 5 seconds.