Archive for May, 2014

Body series: anterior view part 2

Posted on May 30th, 2014 by Shari´ Parks

I’d like to wrap up this series with a few images. Muscles are either attached directly to a bone, or to a tendon that is attached to a bone. There are about 700 muscles in the human body, and they vary in size. From the tiny muscles that wrinkle the forehead to the larger muscles of the high. Each movement of a limb is the result of a number of muscles working together.

Here’s a recap of the superficial, most outer layer, of the muscles in the lower front region of the body.

13. Adductor magnus
14. Sartorius
15. Gastrocnemius
16. Soleus
17. Extensor hallucis longus tendon
18. Entensor digitorum longus
19. Tibialis anterior
20. Quadriceps femoris, 3 of the 4 muscle heads

Body Series: Anterior view part 1

Posted on May 23rd, 2014 by Shari´ Parks

I’d like to wrap up this series with a few images. Muscles are either attached directly to a bone, or to a tendon that is attached to a bone. There are about 700 muscles in the human body, and they vary in size. From the tiny muscles that wrinkle the forehead to the larger muscles of the high. Each movement of the limb is the result of a number of muscles working together.

Here’s a recap of the superficial, most outer layer, of the muscles in the top front of the body.

1. Temporalis
2. Masseter
3. Sternohyoid
4. Sternocleidomastoid, SCM for short
5. Pectoralis major
6. Serratus anterior
7. External abdominal oblique
8. Brachioradialis
9. Lumbricals
10. Iliopoas
11. Pectineus
21. Tensor fascia lata
22. Flexor carpi ulnaris
23. Palmaris longus
24. Flexor carpi radialis
25. Flexor digitorum superficialis
26. Rectus abdominis
27. Triceps
28. Brachialis
29. Biceps brachii
30. Deltoid
31. Trapezius
32. Orbicularis oris
33. Orbicularis oculi
34. Frontalis

Body series 4: Intermediate Muscles of Back

Posted on May 16th, 2014 by Shari´ Parks

Week 4 of the body series will cover the intermediate muscles of the back. If you’ve been on my massage table you’ve heard me talk about some of these muscles groups. Based on this diagram the area that most clients need attention are the number1, semispinalis capitis, which attaches to the back of the skull.

These muscles of the back move the ribs and help with respiration, ie breathing. The erector spinae, number5, is a large group of spinal extensor muscles that lie in layers of the back. The upper region muscles help with head movement. The middle middle back muscles help with elevating and pull down the ribs. The muscles between the ribs, intercostal muscles, number2, help with breathing. The internal abdominal oblique muscles, number4, are involved with movement such as bending, flexing, and rotating and rib movement.

1. Semispinalis Capitis
2. External intercostal muscles
3. Serratus posterior inferior
4. Internal abdominal oblique
5. Erector spinae
6. Serratus posterior superior

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