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Tag: stiffneck

Sternocleidomastoid (SCM), is it causing your headache?

Sternocleidomastoid Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) is an unusual muscle. It has the ability to create movements in many directions. It has two bellys the anterior and posterior, with each performing a slightly different role in terms of movement. The posterior portion performing more of the side bending movement and the anterior more of the head rotation/protraction. The […]

Stretches to help with a sore neck.

Sore Neck? Is a sore neck ruining your day? The culprit could be Levator Scapulae. Connecting from the transverse processes of C1-C4 to the superior medial border of the scapula. It has two main roles; extension and lateral flexion of the neck, elevation of the scapula. Things that can contribute to tightness in this area: […]