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Part of the Axial skeletal system.
Protects the spinal cored.
with proper coordination, lots-of movement can be created through the spine.
Bones are in a longitudinal axis.
The spine is composed of 33 vertebrae.
Vertebrae are connected and supported by fibrous cartilage called intervertebral disc.
The spine is the central connection to our limbs (usually the source of most injuries).
C1-C7 composed of 7 vertebrae.
Stabilizes and creates the movement of the head.
C1, also referred to as your Atlas, has a ring like structure that the skull sits on. C2 or Axis, has a projection that pokes though your Atlas.
This creates a pivot for rotation to occur.
Stabilizes and supports the ribs.
The thickest and least mobile section of the spine.
The most mobile part of the spine.
The abdominal helps to support the lumbar region.
Take the load of the upper body and transfers to the pelvic girdle.
transverse costal facet
superior articular process
Anterior Muscles, Posterior Muscles
Rectus abdominus, Internal and External Obliques, Transverse Abdomen (Abdominal Wall)
erector spinae, quadratus lumborum
Picture of Quadratus Lumborum
Picture of Abdominal Muscles
Picture of Erector Spinae
Abdominal Contraction For spinal protection
concave: Cervical and Lumbar.
Convex: Sacral and Thoracic.
It is Important to be able to find neutral spine and maintain the integrity of the natural curves of the spine.
Plum Line: Ears, shoulders, pelvis, knee, and ankle.
cervical and lumbar
sacral and thoracic
ears, shoulders, pelvis, knee, and ankle.
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