Exercises in physical therapy often use words to describe the movements that are not well known to the patient population. If you do not understand the meaning of these terms, it can be difficult to follow the exercise technique. For this reason, it is important to learn the meaning behind these words.
A few of the most common terms used in rehabilitation include:
Flip through these pictures to better understand the meaning behind these terms:
Flexion and Extension:
Neck Flexion and Extension Stretches
By crossing the front leg infront of the back leg, you are performing adduction of the hip. Hamstring Stretch
By bringing the leg out to the side, you are performing abduction of the hip. Hamstring Stretch