How to describe movement in anatomy.

Human anatomy is essential to me as a chiropractor, and of course, students studying anatomy and physiology. When you start studying anatomy, you start by looking at the human body in a static, non-moving position.

However, you quickly want to know how the body moves. Because when you can understand how the body moves, you can learn to make it perform better.

Learning the language of movement is an essential start. Here is a visual guide on how to describe the different body movements:

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Todd Lloyd, DC