Muscles of the Neck

Other Names

  • Sterno-mastoid
  • Neck (Front / Sides)
  • Neck Flexors

Heads

  1. Anterior Fibers
  2. Posterior Fibers

Movement

The Atlanto-occipital joint (articulation between the atlas and the occipital bone) consists of a pair of condyloid joints. The atlanto-occipital joint is a synovial joint.
  • Flexion[1]
    • Both Sides
  • Rotation[1, 2]
    • Rotation right [Left Sternocleidomastoid]
    • Rotation left [Right Sternocleidomastoid]
  • Lateral Flexion[1, 2]
    • Lateral flexion right [Right Sternocleidomastoid]
    • Lateral flexion left [Left Sternocleidomastoid]
  • Extension [2]
  • Flexion[1, 2]
    • Both Sides
  • Rotation[1, 2]
    • Rotation right [Left Sternocleidomastoid]
    • Rotation left [Right Sternocleidomastoid]
  • Lateral Flexion [1,
    2]

    • Lateral flexion right [Right Sternocleidomastoid]
    • Lateral flexion left [Left Sternocleidomastoid]

Attachments

  • Sternum [1]
    • Manubrium
  • Clavicle (Medial) [2]
  • Skull [1, 2]
    • Mastoid Process

Related Muscles

Splenius

Other Names

  • Neck (Rear)
  • Neck Extensors

Heads

  1. Cervicis Splenius
  2. Capitis Splenius

Movement

  • Extension
    • Both Sides [2 ]
  • Rotation
    • Rotation right [Right 2 ]
    • Rotation left [Left 2 ]
  • Lateral Flexion
    • Lateral flexion right [Right 2 ]
    • Lateral flexion left [Left 2 ]
  • Extension
    • Both Sides [1, 2 ]
  • Rotation
    • Rotation right [Right 1, 2 ]
    • Rotation left [Left 1, 2 ]
  • Lateral Flexion
    • Lateral flexion right [Right 1, 2 ]
    • Lateral flexion left [Left 1, 2 ]

Attachments

  • Spine
    • Thoracic Vetebrae (T3-6) [1 ]
      • Spinous Processes
    • Thoracic Vetebrae (T3-4) [2 ]
      • Spinous Processes
    • Cervical Verebrae (C7) [2 ]
      • Spinous Processes
  • Ligamentum Nuchae (Posterior Neck Ligaments) [2 ]
    • Lower Half
  • Spine [1 ]
    • Cervical Vetebrae (C1-3)
      • Transverse Processes
  • Skull [2 ]
    • Mastoid Process
    • Occipital Bone

About dkpilates

Pilates Instructor, Yoga Instructor, Personnel trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. Don teaches Contemporary and the Authentic forms of Pilates, in the later 90's, Don began his study of Yoga. His study of Yoga includes the Hatha, Iyengar, Bikram, and Astanga disciplines. His other areas of interest in fitness include Martial Arts, Spin, Boot Camp Training, and Weight Training. Don has extensive training and certifications from AFFA, IDEA, MadDog, B-Fit and Polestar. Don Continues his of Pilates education with Michelle Larson in Santa Fe New Mexico. His personal philosophy related to fitness is to aid students in a personalized balance of strength, stamina and flexibility. He is dedicated to design a program specifically for his students independent of the season of their life to create functional movement and help them reach their fitness goals.
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