Planes Of the Body

The Bodies Planes

The planes of the body are:

Sagittal : Plane that runs down through the body, dividing the body into left and right portions. Subsections of the sagittal plane include:

Median (Midsagittal) runs through the middle of the body dividing left and right.
Parasagittal is parallel to mid-line runs through the middle of the foot middle knee all the way through the shoulder.


Frontal (Coronal): Plane that runs perpendicular to the sagittal plane and divides the body into front and back (anterior and posterior).


Transverse (Horizontal): Splits the body into upper and lower portions.