Dorsiflexion vs. Plantar Flexion


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What does 'dorsi-' in dorsiflexion refer to?

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1. What does 'planta' refer to?

2. When you curl your toes, this is an example of which of the following?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

With the use of this quiz and worksheet combo, you can determine how much you know about dorsiflexion and its comparison to plantar flexion. Questions ask about the prefix 'dorsi' and also what occurs when you press down on a brake pedal.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

You can test your understanding of the lesson with quiz questions focusing on the subjects contained below:

  • Another term for plantar
  • Curling your toes
  • Bending the hand back at the wrist
  • Pressing down on a brake pedal

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - understand which process occurs when you bend your hand back at the wrist
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can give a proper definition for the 'dorsi' prefix.
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about toe curling

Additional Learning

For more review, go to the lesson titled Dorsiflexion vs. Plantar Flexion, where you can explore the other topics contained in the bullet list below:

  • Angles created by bending bones
  • The definition of 'flexion'
  • Tracing the origins of the word 'plantar'