Monday, 19 January 2009

New testimonial!

Just received this really nice testimonial from one of my clients:
I have a huge thank you to say to you for giving me the confidence to allow someone to treat me for my back problem. Without you I would not be where I am today. I am still being treated for my back problem at an oesteopath in Belper but am down to monthly treatments now. Thanks for your support. If I lived closer to Nottingham I would still be making appointments with you today.
Without sounding overly sentimental, this kind of comment really does make it all worthwhile - Thank you.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Muscle a day #2: Omohyoid


Revising the triangles of the neck at the weekend, I realised that I knew very little about omohyoid, an important muscle which defines some of the sub triangles of both the anterior and posterior traingles. So here's some more information:

Omohyoid
This muscle is an infrahyoid muscle found in the anterior neck, deep to sternocleidomastoid.

Attachments
Upper border of scapula and occasionally superior transverse scapular ligament (crossing scapular notch).
Lower border of hyoid bone, lateral to insertion of sternohyoid.

Innervation
Ansa Cervicalis (C1-C3) (branch of cervical plexus)

Action
Depresses, retracts, and steadies hyoid bone

Notes:
The omohyoid has 2 bellies connected by a tendon and is one of the infrahyoid muscles. It passes anteriorly and superiorly from the scapula, passing behind sternoclediomastoid where it takes a steep redirection superiorly towards its attachment to the inferior hyoid.

The central tendon is attached to the first rib and clavicle by the deep cervical fascia.