Body Planes (Anatomical Directons)
Mid Saggital: Equal/Balanced of the left and right side from the middle
2: Coronary Plane: Or Frontal plane: numerous planes available.
*no equal symmetry for this plane. Separates the body into the front (anterior) and back (posterior).
3: Transverse Plane: Contains superior/inferior (upper half, lower half).
Direction: Anterior to _________, Posterior to _________
Example: The nose is anterior to my ears. The ears are posterior to the nose.
Superior ~ to Upper…
Inferior~ to Lower…
Superficial: Close to the skin/surface
Deep: Close to the deeper layers.
Distal: Far away from the main mass/body trunk.
Proximal: Closer to the main mass or body trunk of the trunk.
*Any structure close to the middle of the body, we call it MEDIAL: midline of the body.
Cephalic: Towards the head, similar to Superior.
Caudal: Towards the tail/back, similar to Inferior.
Example: Please perform the manual lymphatic cephalically.