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The awkward case of 'his or her'. Test your vocabulary with our question quiz! Explore the year a word first appeared. The crafting of each shoe relies on kinesiology , how the body is put into motion, Markison explained. Italian designers and French movie stars went there to be cleansed and healed by Henri Chenot, a Catalan practitioner of Chinese medicine who had fused kinesiology and acupuncture with electricity.

Jackets and jerseys feature an interestingly old-school equivalent of kinesiology strapping: Saki Oyama, an assistant professor of kinesiology at UTSA, had to install blackout curtains over the windows and doors of her Applied Biomechanics Research Laboratory to prevent onlookers from forming a crowd.

Other Physiology Terms eructation , flux , gustatory , menarche , myopia , senescence , torpor. Learn More about kinesiology See words that rhyme with kinesiology. Part of the name of the latissumus dorsi. The side of the hand opposite the palm, or volar aspect, is the dorsal aspect of the hand.

The interossei muscles are dorsal muscles of the hand. Inferior Below another structure, toward the feet The knee is inferior to the thigh. Ipsilateral On the same side When the splenius muscles contract on one side, ipsilateral rotation and lateral flexion of the neck occurs.

Lateral To the side or on the side, away from the midline median or midsagital plane The illiotibial band is on the lateral portion of the thigh. Medial Relating to the middle or midline.

Nearer to the midsagittal or median plane. The rectus abdominis is medial to the external oblique. The inside of the wrist is the medial aspect of the wrist, corresponding to the ulna bone of the forearm. Posterior Behind, toward the back, to the rear in relation to another structure. The gluteus maximus is on the posterior part of the body. Posteroinferior Behind and below, below and behind another structure. Posterolateral Behind and to the side, away from the midline outside.

The levator scapulae muscle is on the posterolateral part of the neck. Posteromedial Behind and toward the midline to the inside.

The semitendinosus muscle is in the posterormedial part of the thigh. Posterosuperior Behind and above, toward the head. The Achilles tendon is posterosuperior to the ankle.

Proximal Closer to the midline or trunk. Closer to the point of origin. The elbow is proximal to the wrist. The wrist is proximal to the fingers. The word central is also related. Superficial Nearer to the surface of the body, in relation to another structure.

The trapezius is a superficial muscle of the back. Superior Above another structure, toward the head, cephalic. The clavicle is superior to the sternum. Ventral Relating to the belly or the abdomen , the opposite of dorsal when referring to the body.

The chest, abdomen, and quadriceps of the thigh are all ventral. Volar Relating to the palm of the hand or sole of the foot, and the portion of the wrist and sometimes forearm, that corresponds to the palm of the hand. The opposite of dorsal when referring to the hands and feet.

Also the term palmar is sometimes used, corresponding with the palm of the hand, and plantar is used for the sole of the foot. The thenar eminence is on the volar aspect of the hand. Toward the front of the body or in front of another structure. The pectoralis major is anterior to the scapula, the quadriceps is on the anterior part of the thigh and anterior to the femur. The kneecap patella is anteroinferior to the femur Anterolateral: In front and to the side outside , away from the midline Example: The sternocleidomastoid is in the anterolateral region of the neck Anteromedial: In front and toward the midline ExampleThe vastus medialis muscle is in the anteromedial region of the thigh Anterosuperior: In front and above, toward the head Example: The kneecap patella is anterosuperior to the tibia Bilateral: On both sides of the body, relative to the midline.

Toward the tailbone but sometimes used to mean the same thing as inferior, or toward the feet 2 See inferior. Above another structure, superior, toward the head, pertaining to the head See superior. Pertaining to the opposite side Example: The side of the brain that controls the right hand is contralateral to that hand. Away from the surface of the body, further away from the surface than another structure Example: The bones are deep to the skin.

Away from the midline or trunk. Relating to the back, posterior. Below another structure, toward the feet Example: The knee is inferior to the thigh. On the same side Example: When the splenius muscles contract on one side, ipsilateral rotation and lateral flexion of the neck occurs.

To the side or on the side, away from the midline median or midsagital plane Example: The illotibial band is on the lateral portion of the thigh. Relating to the middle or midline. Behind, toward the back, to the rear in relation to another structure.

Behind and below, below and behind another structure. The soleus muscle is on the posteroinferior part of the leg. Behind and to the side, away from the midline outside.

Behind and toward the midline to the inside. Behind and above, toward the head. Closer to the midline or trunk. Nearer to the surface of the body, in relation to another structure. Above another structure, toward the head, cephalic.

Relating to the belly or the abdomen, the opposite of dorsal when referring to the body. Relating to the palm of the hand or sole of the foot, and the portion of the wrist and sometimes forearm, that corresponds to the palm of the hand. Manual of Structural Kinesiology.

Fundamentals of Sports Injury Management. The term "caudal" is used occasionally in reference to human anatomy but it is uncommon. The term caudal , together with rostral , makes more sense in quadrupeds and fish where they would replace the terms anterior and posterior , which would correspond to ventral and dorsal. Although the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, technically, the sagital plane is any plane drawn parallel to the sagittal suture, but not necessarily intersecting it.

The term superior refers to a structure that is above another, as in the head is superior to the neck. The term superficial refers to a structure that is closer to the surface of the body than another structure, as in the skin is superficial to the muscles.

Because which part of the wrist is deemed to be on the outside will change depending on the position of the hands, when referenced. Ipsilateral means on the same side. Please contact for permissions. Click here to edit contents of this page. Click here to toggle editing of individual sections of the page if possible.

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The term kinesiology literally means the study of motion. Given that motion of our body occurs when bones move at joints, and that muscles are the primary creator of the forces that move the bones, kinesiology is the study of the musculoskeletal system.

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kinesiology An alternative healthcare system based on the posit that disease is caused by the accumulation of toxins around major muscle groups, which translates into muscle weakness.

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Basic Terminology Kinesiology = The study of movement This definition is so broad. What other fields of study come together to create kinesiology? Yes!! And it relates them. The term Kinesiology is a literal translation to Greek+English from the original Swedish word Rörelselära, meaning "Movement Science". It was the foundation of the Medical Gymnastics, the original Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy, developed during years in Sweden (starting ).