dorsiflex

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dorsiflex

[′dȯr·sə‚fleks]
(zoology)
To flex or cause to flex in a dorsal direction.
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When we used a regression approach incorporating experimental values of both MTC and joint angles from people with TTAs wearing an active dorsiflexing foot, we confirmed that MTC was sensitive to hip, knee, and ankle angle.
Weber and Kelly (2010) and Jarvis (2012) also recommended squeezing the calf muscle but alternatively suggested sharply dorsiflexing the foot.
Even during standing, the gastrocnaemius is being used to maintain the centre of gravity anterior to the ankle joint axis (11,12) and to oppose the dorsiflexing moment imposed on the foot (12).
The transfer was contracting well and the foot was dorsiflexing.
Therefore maintenance of strength of the dorsiflexing and plantar flexing muscles as well as adequate ankle range of movement is necessary to allow efficient force generation and balance strategy execution to prevent a fall (Studenski, Duncan & Chandler, 1991).