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The Concise Book of Muscles


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1 Anatomical Orientation Anatomical Directions Regional Areas Planes of the Body Anatomical Movements 2 Skeletal Muscle, Musculoskeletal Mechanics, Fascia, and Biotensegrity Skeletal Muscle Structure and Function The Skeletal System Synovial Joints Musculoskeletal Mechanics Biotensegrity-Biomechanics for the Twenty-first Century 3 Muscles of the Scalp and Face Muscles of the Scalp Epicranius-Occipitalis Epicranius-Frontalis Temporoparietalis Muscles of the Ear Auricularis Anterior Auricularis Superior Auricularis Posterior Muscles of the Eyelids Orbicularis Oculi Levator Palpebrae Superioris Corrugator Supercilii Muscles of the Nose Procerus Nasalis Depressor Septi Nasi Muscles of the Mouth Orbicularis Oris Levator Labii Superioris Levator Anguli Oris Zygomaticus Major Zygomaticus Minor Depressor Labii Inferioris Depressor Anguli Oris Mentalis Risorius Platysma Buccinator Muscles of Mastication Masseter Temporalis Pterygoideus Lateralis Pterygoideus Medialis 4 Muscles of the Neck Hyoid Muscles Mylohyoideus Geniohyoideus Stylohyoideus Digastricus Sternohyoideus Sternothyroideus Thyrohyoideus Omohyoideus Anterior Vertebral Muscles Longus Colli Longus Capitis Rectus Capitis Anterior Rectus Capitis Lateralis Lateral Vertebral Muscles Scalenus Anterior Scalenus Medius Scalenus Posterior Sternocleidomastoideus 5 Muscles of the Trunk Postvertebral Muscles Iliocostalis Lumborum Iliocostalis Thoracis Iliocostalis Cervicis Longissimus Thoracis Longissimus Cervicis Longissimus Capitis Spinalis Thoracis Spinalis Cervicis Spinalis Capitis Splenius Capitis Splenius Cervicis Transversospinalis Muscles Semispinalis Thoracis Semispinalis Cervicis Semispinalis Capitis Multifidus Rotatores Interspinales Intertransversarii Muscles Intertransversarii Anteriores Intertransversarii Posteriores Intertransversarii Laterales Intertransversarii Mediales Postvertebral Muscles-Suboccipital Group Rectus Capitis Posterior Major Rectus Capitis Posterior Minor Obliquus Capitis Inferior Obliquus Capitis Superior Muscles of the Thorax Intercostales Externi Intercostales Interni Innermost Intercostals Subcostales Transversus Thoracis Levatores Costarum Serratus Posterior Superior Serratus Posterior Inferior Diaphragm Muscles of the Anterior Abdominal Wall Obliquus Externus Abdominis Obliquus Internus Abdominis Cremaster Transversus Abdominis Rectus Abdominis Muscles of the Posterior Abdominal Wall Quadratus Lumborum Psoas Major Iliacus 6 Muscles of the Shoulder and Arm Muscles Attaching the Upper Limb to the Trunk Trapezius Levator Scapulae Rhomboideus Minor Rhomboideus Major Serratus Anterior Pectoralis Minor Subclavius Pectoralis Major Latissimus Dorsi Muscles of the Shoulder Joint Deltoideus Supraspinatus Infraspinatus Teres Minor Subscapularis Teres Major Muscles of the Arm Biceps Brachii Coracobrachialis Brachialis Triceps Brachii Anconeus 7 Muscles of the Forearm and Hand Muscles of the Anterior Forearm Pronator Teres Flexor Carpi Radialis Palmaris Longus Flexor Carpi Ulnaris Flexor Digitorum Superficialis Flexor Digitorum Profundus Flexor Pollicis Longus Pronator Quadratus Muscles of the Posterior Forearm Brachioradialis Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis Extensor Digitorum Extensor Digiti Minimi Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Supinator Abductor Pollicis Longus Extensor Pollicis Brevis Extensor Pollicis Longus Extensor Indicis Muscles of the Hand Lumbricales Palmar Interossei Dorsal Interossei Abductor Digiti Minimi Opponens Digiti Minimi Flexor Digiti Minimi Brevis Palmaris Brevis Abductor Pollicis Brevis Opponens Pollicis Flexor Pollicis Brevis Adductor Pollicis 8 Muscles of the Hip and Thigh Muscles of the Buttock Gluteus Maximus Tensor Fasciae Latae Gluteus Medius Gluteus Minimus Muscles of the Hip Piriformis Obturator Internus Gemellus Superior Gemellus Inferior Obturator Externus Quadratus Femoris Muscles of the Thigh Semitendinosus Semimembranosus Biceps Femoris Adductor Magnus Adductor Brevis Adductor Longus Gracilis Pectineus Sartorius Rectus Femoris Vastus Lateralis Vastus Medialis Vastus Intermedius 9 Muscles of the Leg and Foot Muscles of the Leg Tibialis Anterior Extensor Digitorum Longus Fibularis (Peroneus) Tertius Extensor Hallucis Longus Fibularis (Peroneus) Longus Fibularis (Peroneus) Brevis Gastrocnemius Plantaris Soleus Popliteus Flexor Digitorum Longus Flexor Hallucis Longus Tibialis Posterior Muscles of the Foot Abductor Hallucis Flexor Digitorum Brevis Abductor Digiti Minimi Quadratus Plantae Lumbricales Flexor Hallucis Brevis Adductor Hallucis Flexor Digiti Minimi Brevis Dorsal Interossei Plantar Interossei Extensor Digitorum Brevis Appendix 1: Muscle Innervation Pathways Appendix 2: Main Muscles Involved in Different Movements of the Body Resources General Index Index of Muscles

About the Author

The late Chris Jarmey, M.C.S.P., D.S., M.R.S.S., qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1979, and taught anatomy, shiatsu, qigong, and bodywork therapy throughout Europe. John Sharkey, M.Sc., is founder and director of the National Training Centre in Ireland, and brings many years of international presentation experience and a unique and exciting teaching style to anatomy, physiology and neuromuscular therapy. Sharkey is also a founding member of the Sports Massage Association (UK).

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