Flexion and Extension

Flexion and Extension

Flexion and Extension Flexion and Extension – When describing an anatomical movement, flexion is the closing of the angle between two segments of the body. For example, when you bring your hand from your side up to the shoulder, you are performing an elbow flexion movement. Partial list of the flexion muscles: Sternocleidomastoids (neck flexion) Anterior…

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Quadratus Lumborum

Muscle and Function: The Quadratus Lumborum

Muscle and Function: The Quadratus Lumborum The Quadratus Lumborum (QL) is a deep core muscle located on both sides of the spine that connects the iliac crest to the 12th rib and lumbar spine. Its primary functions are to unilaterally flex the spine laterally and working together to extend the vertebral column. It also helps to…

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