Origns Insertions and Actions of Muscles for Sports Massage

Published on 18th September 2017

Origns Insertions and Actions of Muscles for Sports Massage

Many people comment that by far the hardest part of studying anatomy and physiology is the Origns Insertions and Actions of Muscles. For Sports Massage in particular the list of muscles you need to know well is pretty long. Did you know that there are about 640 muscles in the body?

Our anatomy and physiology e-course covers 40 that you need to know for massage and there are a futher 30-40 for sports massage which include:

REGIONAL ANATOMY – MUSCLE ORIGINS, INSERTIONS & ACTIONS

UPPER LIMB MUSCLES

         Coracobrachialis

         Biceps Brachii

         Brachialis

         Brachioradialis

         Triceps Brachii

         Anconeus

         Supinator

         Pronator Teres

         Pronator Quadratus

         Flexor Carpi Radialis

         Flexor Carpi Ulnaris

         Flexor Digitorum Superficialis

         Flexor Digitorum Profundus

         Flexor Pollicis Longus

         Palmaris Longus

         Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus

         Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis

         Extensor Carpi Ulnaris

         Extensor Digitorum Communis     

         Extensor Digiti Minimi

         Abductor Pollicis Longus

         Extensor Pollicis Longus

         Lumbricals

         Dorsal Interossei

         Thenar Eminence

         Hypothenar  Eminence

Supraspinatus

Infraspinatus

Subscapularis

Teres Minor

Teres Major

Deltoid

TRUNK & NECK MUSCLES

 Latissimus Dorsi

Erector Spinae Group

Longissimus Thoracis
Longissimus Cervicis
Longissimus Capitus
Iliocostalis Lumborum
Iliocostalis Thoracis
Iliocostalis Cervicis
Spinalis Thoracis
Spinalis Cervicis

          Semispinalis Capitis

            Splenius Capitis

            Splenius Cervicis

            Transversus Thoracis

            Longus Colli

            Longus Capitus

         Quadratus Lumborum

         Rhomboids (Major and Minor)

         Levator Scapula

         Scalene Anterior

         Scalene Middle

         Scalene Posterior

         Serratus Anterior and Posterior

         Pectoralis Major and Minor

         Sternocleidomastoid

         Intercostals

         Rectus Abdominis

         Internal Obliques

         External Obliques

         Transverse Abdominis

         Trapezius

         Psoas Major

         Iliacus

         Diaphragm

 

LOWER LIMB MUSCLES

         Gluteus Maximus

         Gluteus Medius

         Gluteus Minimus

Vastus Medialis

Vastus Intermedius

Vastus Lateralis

Rectus Femoris

         Sartorius

         Gracilis

         Biceps Femoris

         Semimembranosus

         Semitendinosus

         Piriformis

         Tensor Fasciae Latae

         Adductor Magnus

         Adductor Brevis

         Adductor Longus

         Pectineus

         Popliteus

         Plantaris

         Gastrocnemius

         Soleus

Peroneus (Fibularis) Longus

Peroneus (Fibularis) Brevis

Peroneus (Fibularis) Tertius

Tibialis Anterior

Tibialis Posterior

         Flexor Digitorum Longus

         Flexor Digitorum Brevis

         Flexor Hallucis Longus

         Extensor Digitorum Longus

         Extensor Digitorum Brevis

          Extensor Hallucis Longus

We offer a stand alone e-course just for the muscles which can be purchased here

 

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