Sub Occipitals / Tension headaches

I love writing my Friday facts and love these group of muscles, but this Friday fact has been a challenge, keeping it short and trying not to go too far down the rabbit hole. This subject will lead to a longer article. Today’s Friday fact is on a beautiful group of four paired muscles at the base of your [...]

2020-05-21T20:20:22+08:00May 1st, 2020|

The Pelvic Floor / Diaphragm

I think there should be a pelvic floor appreciation fan club; it is impressive anatomy. The pelvic floor muscles give support to the organs above, the bladder, rectum and uterus in females, they help you control bladder and bowel function, they are important for sexual function/orgasm, help with core stability and act as a blood and [...]

2020-05-21T20:25:36+08:00April 17th, 2020|

Our Adaptable Feet

I love the feet, I love teaching students about the feet, and I love treating feet. I went for a run this morning and had pain in my right foot, and I noticed it wasn't adapting to the ground, it felt like one solid block. This lack of adaption or shock absorption was sending pain into my right hip, [...]

2020-05-21T20:28:14+08:00April 10th, 2020|

The beautiful pterygoids – with the coolest name

I have a list of favourite muscles, and this one is top of my list along with the adductor magnus and obturator internus. I am hoping I am not the only one with a hierarchy of favourite muscles. I would love to know what other peoples are? In my very first dissection I decided the pterygoids would be my [...]

2020-05-21T20:29:54+08:00April 3rd, 2020|

Just Breathe…

This is easy to say but not necessarily easy to do at this current time. How often do you focus on your breath? Are you even aware of your breathing pattern? Taking a breath should be easy, with our diaphragm doing most of the work, however for a lot of us our upper body and chest muscles are working [...]

2020-05-21T20:43:31+08:00March 26th, 2020|

Pectoralis Minor / Clavipectoral fascia

Pec minor is one of the easier muscles to remember; however, it is encased within an impressive fascial layer called the clavipectoral fascia. Pectoralis minor is triangular and found under pectoralis major, attaching from: The 3rd to 5th ribs close to the costal cartilage, variations are often found including an attachment to the 2nd rib. Going diagonally upward to [...]

2020-05-21T20:54:48+08:00March 20th, 2020|
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