Anatomy of Alignment:
The median plane is the slice that splits the body into left and right halves.
Straight down the middle. Our true midline. The body balanced either side.
The median plane is a straight line when seen from the front or back and a 2-D shape when viewed from the side.
Median = Midpoint, middle.
Plane = A flat, two-dimensional (2-D) surface.
The body must be "correctly arranged" to create the median plane, where:
Our midline anatomy that should align on the median plane includes the linea alba at the anterior (front) of the body and the nuchal ligament and supraspinous ligament at the posterior (back) of the body.
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