Procedure B Joint Movements

1. Review a textbook section on types of joint movements.

2. When the body is in anatomical position most joints are extended and/or adducted. Skeletal muscle action involves the movable end (insertion) being pulled toward the stationary end (origin). In the limbs, the origin is usually proximal to the insertion; in the trunk, the origin is usually medial to the insertion. Use these concepts as reference points as you move joints. Move various parts of your own body to demonstrate the following joint movements:

flexion extension hyperextension dorsiflexion plantar flexion abduction adduction rotation circumduction supination pronation eversion inversion

4. Complete Part D of the laboratory report.

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