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Upper Extremity Muscles

Biceps Brachii – Massage Notes

These are massage and bodywork notes for biceps brachii. They offer a neuromuscular protocol from The Workbook of Classical Neuromuscular Therapy in the latter part of the treatment sequence. Also, there is a link to the self-care post that is helpful follow-up for patients. Evaluate biceps brachii Start with mobilizing the upper cervicals with either …

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Coracobrachialis – Massage Notes

These are massage and bodywork notes for coracobrachialis. They offer a neuromuscular protocol from The Workbook of Classical Neuromuscular Therapy in the latter part of the treatment sequence. Also, there is a link to the self-care post that is helpful follow-up for patients. Evaluation of the patient is needed before starting. Specifically, to make sure …

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Deltoid – Functional Anatomy

Deltoid   Deltoid is a triangular muscle that works closely with the rotator cuff muscles to lift the humeral shaft superiorly. It is also key in preventing dislocation of the humerus when lifting heavy loads. All bellies Origin – lateral third of the clavicle, acromion and spine fo the scapula Insertion – deltoid tuberosity of the …

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Coracobrachialis – Functional Anatomy

  The coracobrachialis is a long muscle on the upper, inside edge of the upper arm. Origin tip of the coracoid process of the scapula Insertion medial shaft of the humerus Function flexes the shoulder (glenohumeral joint) adducts the shoulder some medial rotation of the shoulder Innervation musculocutaneous nerve (C5-7) The coracobrachialis is typically a …

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Rotator Cuff Muscles – Functional Anatomy

Rotator Cuff Muscles Rotator cuff muscles tend to have anatomy that is more complicated than expected. Each muscle has its own structural quirks, which need to be considered in treatment. As a whole, they complete each other in the balancing act of securing the humeral head. It is complicated by unexpected attachments as well as …

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Infraspinatus – Functional Anatomy

The anatomy of the infraspinatus is a bit more complicated than typically explained. A more detailed understanding is helpful for effective neuromuscular massage. Overview of Anatomy The infraspinatus is a flat rotator cuff muscle located in the infraspinous fossa of the scapula. Like trapezius, deltoid, and triceps, it has 3 sections: The superior belly originates …

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Subscapularis – Functional Anatomy

The subscapularis muscle is a thick, fan-shaped muscle on the underside of the shoulder blade. By far, it is the largest and strongest Also, it the largest shoulder muscle. rotator cuff muscle. A bursa separates it from the serratus anterior. The triangular-shaped bellies merged into a thick band that crosses the glenohumeral joint. As it …

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