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dorsiflex

[′dȯr·sə‚fleks]
(zoology)
To flex or cause to flex in a dorsal direction.
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Having the dancers' hips in a neutral position (no extension or flexion), with the knees not flexed and the ankles dorsiflexed at approximately 90[degrees], eliminated the knees, ankles, and feet as factors contributing to their turnout angle, (15) which thus resembled the basic ballet first position.
The medial side of the dorsiflexed foot is inverted with your distal hand.
To perform talar tilt test, the athlete was in the seated position, with their knee bent and foot in a neutral or slightly dorsiflexed position.
Chair sit and reach test: Lower body flexibility was assessed by chair sit and reach test where the participants were asked to be seated on a chair in such a way that he or she should come at the front edge of the seat while keeping their legs extended with ankle dorsiflexed. Second, they should reach the toes of extended legs by their hands and the measurement was taken with a ruler (in centimeters) by the examiner between the participant finger and the tips of the toes.
Night splints keep the ankle dorsiflexed; this puts the plantar fascia in an optimal anatomic position to facilitate healing.
The ankles were in a dorsiflexed or neutral position with toes on the ground.
Thus, the foot bones including the talus were dorsiflexed using the "Animation" function in Maya software to acquire the ankle's anatomical position.
After toe-off, the energy stored in the neutralizing bumper during early stance is used to return the keel ring and foot plate to a neutral or dorsiflexed position for toe clearance during swing phase.
This recognition technology takes note when the wrist is in a dorsiflexed position, where the hand rotates back, a movement that is not common in everyday tasks, and activates on that position, so that it can distinguish between normal arm movements and gestures.
During stair ascending the major difference from level walking gait is found in stance phase and late swing; throughout the stance phase the foot remains dorsiflexed and at late swing to avoid the edge of stair the foot is dorsiflexed.
In swing-through the dorsiflexed toe position works like a real foot to assist clearance and maintain the joints of the lower back in a sympathetic position.
When the ankle is dorsiflexed, muscle spindles are stretched in the gastrocnemius muscle which is sensed by sensory receptor Ia and impulses are sent to the spinal cord where it synapses on the alpha-motor neurons leading to more activation of alpha neurons to the gastrocnemius and soleus.