Flashcards in Functions of the Vertebral Column Deck (5)
What parts of the body are supported by the vertebral column?
The head, upper extremities, ribs, viscera and pelvis
How does the vertebral column participate in skeleton formation?
Ribs are formed from the costal process of the embryonic vertebral plate
What levels of the vertebral column specifically accommodate weight bearing transfer?
S1-S3 at the auricular surface
Distinguish between motion and locomotion?
Motion is movement without travel
Locomotion is movement to a new site or location