The Anatomical Position
The anatomical position is the central concept behind all descriptions of location within the body. It is similar to the position of the famous Vitruvian Man, although a little less exuberant! However, the basics are the same. Here is a general description:
- A person standing upright, facing forward.
- Arms straight and hands held by the hips, palms facing forward.
- Feet parallel and toes pointing forward.