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Muscles of the Foot - Chapter Summary
Our instructors present the muscles of the foot in this collection of engaging lessons. You'll study some conditions of the foot and how the muscles of the foot are similar and different. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz so you can test yourself as you move along in the chapter. Feel free to review these learning tools at your convenience 24 hours a day on your mobile device. If you have questions, one of our helpful instructors can offer assistance. This chapter is designed to help you:
- Outline the treatment for reperfusion syndrome
- Define plantar flexion
- Differentiate between plantar flexion and dorsiflexion
- Detail what dorsiflexion is
1. Reperfusion Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment
Reperfusion syndrome is a devastating condition caused by an excess blood supply entering the brain. Read this lesson to learn the definition of reperfusion syndrome, its symptoms, and prevention.
2. Plantar Flexion: Definition, Inversion & Contracture
Plantar flexion is a specific movement of the foot and ankle that is required in order to walk, run, and dance. Be sure to check out this article to learn all about this important motion of the foot and ankle.
3. Dorsiflexion vs. Plantar Flexion
Have you ever heard of dorsiflexion or plantar flexion? These terms can be confusing, but this lesson quickly and clearly defines and distinguishes between the two of them for you.
4. Dorsiflexion: Definition & Contracture
Dorsiflexion is a specific movement of foot/ankle and hand/wrist. In this lesson, learn about the definition dorsiflexion as well as how dorsiflexion is impacted by a contracture.
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Other chapters within the Muscles of the Body for Health Professionals course
- Muscles of the Head
- Muscles of the Mouth
- Muscles of the Tongue
- Muscles of the Neck
- Muscles of the Shoulder
- Muscle Dysfunction in the Head, Neck & Shoulders
- Muscles of the Chest
- Muscles of the Abdomen
- Iliac Region Muscles
- Muscles of the Upper Arm
- Muscles of the Forearm
- Muscles of the Hand
- Muscles of the Back
- Muscles of the Pelvis
- Gluteal Muscles
- Muscles of the Thigh
- Muscles of the Leg
- Tendonitis & Muscle Tears