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Head & Neck Anatomy

Approved for CEUs with ACE (0.6), NASM (0.7), and AFAA (7.0)

If you work with older clients with the forward head posture, limited range of motion and chronic neck tension, this series of Two Anatomy Geeks™ was created for you. This webinar series provides a detailed anatomical review of the muscles and bony landmarks of the head and neck complex.

Using creative visuals, the functional anatomy, biomechanics and motor control of the muscles of the head and neck complex are explained. This unique approach also provides real-world strategies for addressing the most common causes of chronic tightness, discomfort, and compensated posture and movement patterns associated with the suboptimal function of the head and neck complex.

Upon completion of this 3-part interactive, webinar series, you will be able to:

  • Confidently identify the origin, insertion, and action of the primary muscles of the head and neck complex and how these muscles impact posture and movement.
  • Discover how the Integrative Movement SystemTM can be utilized to create both short and long-term improvements in neck posture and range of motion using simple, yet effective corrective exercises
  • Apply safe stretching and strengthening strategies to help your clients successfully accomplish their health and fitness goals.

Whether you are working virtually or in person, this series will deliver both practical information as well as corrective exercise strategies, so you feel confident in addressing:

  • the muscles that impact the forward head posture including the deep neck flexors and extensors;
  • the rotators of the head and neck including sternocleidomastoid and scalenes;
  • the deep neck stabilizers that greatly impact neck tension and balance including the suboccipitals, longus coli and longus capitis.

The Series Includes:

Anatomy Prep

Spend 30+ minutes reviewing the bony landmarks of the knee and the directional terms and spatial planes used in anatomy discussion. 

Episode 1: 
Upper Trapezius, Levator Scapular, and Sternocleidomastoid

  • Overview of skeletal elements included in the head and neck. 
  • Explanation and illustrations of the origin, insertion, and action of each muscle and live demonstration of muscle attachments and actions on George, the skeleton.
  • Actions of these muscles related to head rotation.
  • Introduction to the Integrative Movement System
  • Assessments for neck range of motion.
  • Safe and mindful myofascial release
  • Corrective Exercises and Progressions: Wall Plank, Shrugs, Carries
  • Conclusion, Recap, and Q&A

Episode 2: 
Scalenes and Longus Group

  • Discussion of Lordotic Curve and reasons for its reversal. 
  • Explanation and illustrations of the origin, insertion, and action of each muscle and live demonstration of muscle attachments and actions on George, the skeleton.
  • Actions of these muscles related to head and neck flexion.
  • Introduction to the Integrative Movement System
  • Assessments for neck flexion.
  • Self-myofascial release of Brachial Plexus
  • Cuing and activating deep neck flexors.
  • Corrective Exercises and Progressions: Happy Baby - supported and unsupported.
  • Conclusion, Recap, and Q&A

Episode 3: 
Suboccipitals, Multifidi, Rotatores, Myodural Bridge

  • Overview of lordosis and listhesis. 
  • Explanation and illustrations of the origin, insertion, and action of each muscle and live demonstration of muscle attachments and actions on George, the skeleton.
  • Actions of these deep head and neck muscles.
  • Introduction to the Integrative Movement System
  • Assessments for neck flexion.
  • Self-myofascial release
  • Cuing and Motor Control Training of Deep Neck Extension
  • Progression - Row Patterns, Deadlift, Kettlebell Swings
  • Conclusion, Recap, and Q&A

If you’re ready to have fun learning anatomy and, more importantly, be able to apply it to your most challenging clients to improve how they move, how they feel, and how they perform, then click on the link below.

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If for any reason you are unhappy with the program and feel it truly does not serve you or your clients in any way just email us at [email protected]  within 30 days of your purchase and we will refund your payment in full.  We will likely ask for feedback.  Creating the products to best serve our customers is our top priority.

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