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Types of motion

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Gliding Movements gliding motion of the tarsals
Angular

Movement

Flexion flexion, extension and hyperextension of the neck
Extension
Hyperextension
Dorsiflexion dorsifliction and plantar movement of the foot
Plantar
Abduction Abduction, adduction and circumduction of the arm
Adduction
Circumduction
Rotation rotation around an axis
Irregular Movement

Supination

supination and pronation of the wrist
Pronation
Inversion inversion and eversion of the foot
Eversion
Protraction protraction and retraction of the jaw
Retraction
Elevation Elevation and depression of the jaw
Depression
Opposition opposition of the thumb and fingers