Scalene Muscles – Functional Anatomy

Scalene Muscles The scalene muscles attach to the transverse processes of C2-C7 and insert into the 1st and 2nd rib trapping the 1st and second thoracic vertebrae. They laterally flex the neck and assist in inhalation by elevating the upper ribs. They are key in Thoracic Outlet Syndrome as … Continue reading

Stretching for scalenes

Here are some specific stretches that have been recommended by many sources over the years. Clinical experience has proven them to be effective for helping the problematic effects of tight scalene muscles. I have added the ice and stretch method to this routine as it has several … Continue reading