dorsiflex


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dorsiflex

[′dȯr·sə‚fleks]
(zoology)
To flex or cause to flex in a dorsal direction.
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First, as the foot lands in a preset dorsiflexed position, it permits unimpeded forward continuation of the body COM over the stance limb, which results in a heel-to-toe COP trajectory.
Then pressure is focused upon the plantar aspect of the fifth MTP joint to both lock the midtarsal joint (eliminating noise) and passively maximally dorsiflex the foot till end-feel.
To perform SOKCE, all participants were positioned in such a manner that their lower extremity angles 50[degrees] with their trunk as they sit in a backed chair and their arms crossed in front of the chest and their both ankles dorsiflexed. The participants were instructed to perform the exercises with their knee extended and their hip in 15[degrees] of adduction.
Affected ankle range of motion was measured in supine position, while participants were encouraged to dorsiflex their ankle as much as possible.
For experiment 1, subjects were instructed to dorsiflex their foot as fast as possible to 50% of MVC in response to an auditory cue.
He could perform mass hand flexion and extension at full range of motion and was able to fully dorsiflex his wrist at 15[degrees] against minimum resistance.
At 30 years of age, the patient's mother had been diagnosed with lower limb muscle weakness, which made her unable to dorsiflex her feet.
For subjects that could not volitionally dorsiflex, the burst superimposition test was not performed, and a maximum activation of 0.02 was used in the model, where model activation ranges from 0 to 1.
Foot drop is the dropping of the forefoot due to weakness and it is characterized by the inability to dorsiflex the ankle.
1 (citing Wikipedia (no entry title or date noted): "[T]he extensor hallucis longus is a thin muscle that functions to extend the big toe, dorsiflex the foot, and assists with foot inversion.").