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Extrinsic Back Muscles- Functional Anatomy

Extrinsic Back Muscles Extrinsic back muscles connect the occiput, spine, and pelvis to the upper extremity. They elevate and depress the scapula but, mostly, retract the scapula. Click on the images below for more informationContinue reading

Levator Scapula – Functional Anatomy

Levator Scapula Levator scapula is a ropy muscle that connects the scapula to the upper cervical vertebrae through the clavicle, manubrium, first rib and lower cervical vertebrae. Levator Scapula is often poorly illustrated without theContinue reading

Musculoskeletal Illustrations

I recently started adding some new illustrations of muscles into my blog posts. Years ago, started illustrating because I wanted to support my manuals with illustrations that struck a balance between simple and clear. I studiedContinue reading

Understanding Trigger Points – Stiffness up the side of the neck

This referral pattern creates pain up the back and side the neck while you turn your head. When it is very active, it also creates soreness and pain under the shoulder-blade. The exact location ofContinue reading