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  • Muscles of the shoulder and arm

    Muscles of the shoulder and arm

    Shoulder and arm  Muscle Origin Insertion Action Notes Deltoid Lateral one-third of clavicle, acromion and spine of scapula Deltoid tuberosity of humerus Abduct the shoulder jointPosterior fibers extend and laterally rotate shoulder. Anterior fibers flex and medially rotate the shoulder. Origin is identical to the insertion of the trapezius. Supraspinatus “Rotator cuff” Supraspinatus fossa of

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  • Muscles of the Forearm and Hand

    Muscles of the Forearm and Hand

    Forearm and Hand  Muscle Origin Insertion Action Notes Extensor digitorum Common extensor tendon from lateral epicondyle of humerus Dorsal surface of middle and distal phalanges 2-5 ( four fingers) Extends four fingers, assists in extension of the wrist Pronator quadratus Palmaris longus Medial epicondyle of humerus Palmar aponeurosis Flexion of hand and wrist Flex wrist

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  • Muscles of the Chest and Trunk

    Muscles of the Chest and Trunk

     Muscle Origin Insertion Action Notes Intercostals Inferior border of the rib above Superior border of the rib below External Intercostals: draw the ventral part of the ribs upward, increasing thoracic cavity spaceInternal Intercostals: draw the ventral part of the ribs downward, decreasing the space of the thoracic cavity Stabilize the rib cage and assist in

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  • Muscles of the Head and Neck

    Muscles of the Head and Neck

    Neck Origin Insertion Action Notes Sternocleidomastoid Manubrium of sternum, medial 1/3 of clavicle Mastoid processes of temporal bone Unilaterally- Lateral flexion to same side and rotation to opposite sideBilaterally- flexion of head and neck Laying prone -Turn head to side and have client lift head toward ceiling; SCM’s will pop out Platysma Fascia covering superior

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  • Modalities C – Different Types of Massage

    Modalities C – Different Types of Massage

    Chair Massage David Palmer was the person who created the concept of doing chair massage. warnings: risk of vaso-vagul response increases Chi Nei Tsang Holistic approach to Massage, treating the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects.  Most of the bodywork is done on the abdomen, to optimize the functioning of the internal organs. Connective Tissue

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  • Modalities D E F

    Deep Tissue Massage: Massage applied to the deeper, core layers of the body often using the elbow as well as the usual thumb, finger and fist  pressure.  Greater awareness is often needed to go into the deeper tissues without hurting the client. Deep tissue work helps with chronic pain and injury rehabilitation. Theories and Concepts

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