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the act of bending backward (of the body or a body part)

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Her motor strength was normal throughout her upper and lower extremities, except for weakness in the left ankle and toe dorsiflexors.
Different functions place different demands on different muscles; for instance the strength of the dorsiflexor and hip flexor muscles strongly correlates with walking speed and endurance in people after stroke (Dorsch et al 2012), whilst the strength of the hip extensors, flexors and knee extensors are important for successful performance of stair climbing (Bohannon and Walsh 1991).
Ankle dorsiflexors were not testable owing to tightness in tendo achilles.
Delayed recovery of velocity-dependent power loss following eccentric actions of the ankle dorsiflexors.
Evaluation of effect of ankle-foot orthosis use on strength restoration of paretic dorsiflexors.
In this condition, the plantar- and dorsiflexors are completely relaxed [17] such that we can test the isolated performance of a given FES control system.
Lower extremity muscle strength of bilateral hip flexors, abductors and extensors; knee flexors and extensors; and ankle dorsiflexors and plantar flexors was measured using a Nicholas HHD.
Strengthening your ankles In a 2009 study, older adults who performed regular ankle extension and flexion exercises for six weeks, using elastic bands for resistance, showed significant increases in strength in the ankle dorsiflexors, which flex the foot upward, and the plantar flexors, which extend it.
Dorsiflexors -- anterior tibialis: Using a theraband or weight on your forefoot, bring your toes and forefoot upward.
69) This could be due to a greater activation of the dorsiflexors during initial heel contact compared to a midfoot or forefoot initial contact pattern where greater activation of the plantarflexors has been observed.
2) The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the immediate effects of dorsiflexion resisted walking on ankle mobility, muscle recruitment of the ankle dorsiflexors, and gait velocity in healthy adults.
Due to the sciatic block, the ankle dorsiflexors and plantar flexors on the left leg were 3/5 compared with 5/5 for the right leg.
Strengthening Squat; 3 x 10 rep Quadriceps with sitting patient 3 x 10 rep (weight in the ankle); Hip abductors; 3 x 10 rep Dorsiflexors and plantiflexors; 3 x 10 rep Shoulder flexors with sitting patient (dumbbells); 3 x 10 rep Elbow flexors with sitting patient (dumbbells); 3 x 10 rep Shoulder abductors with sitting patient (dumbbells); 3 x 10 rep Elbow extensors with sitting patient (dumbbells); 3 x 10 rep Up and down steps; 3 x 10 rep Balance Standing still on one foot; 30 s Standing still on one foot on a mat, 30 s eyes open; Standing still on one foot on a mat, 30 s eyes closed; Walking (heel of one foot in front of other); 3 m Aerobic Walking at 50% of the maximum heart rate; 20 min.
Neurological examination revealed weakness of left foot dorsiflexors (Grade 4/ 5).
2000, Effect of orthodics on postural sway after fatigue of the plantar flexors and dorsiflexors.