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Neck Muscles Actions

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kwiebe's version from 2018-01-31 00:17

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Question Answer
Scalenes (ant/med/post)flex the neck
Longus captius and colliflex the neck
SCMflex the neck bilaterally, contra laterally rotate the head
Semispinalis captius and crevicusextend the neck
rectus capitus posterior major and minorextend the neck
splenius capitus and cervicus unilaterally extend the neck; cervicus ipsilaterally rotates head; capitus ipsilaterally laterally flexes the head
erector spinae (3 -> i like spaghetti)extend the back
rectus abdominusflex the trunk
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