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Facilitating semispinalis to control low neck flexion

2nd May 2013

This article from Jim Elliott and his fellow researchers demonstrate optimum craniocervical orientation can facilitate semispinalis capitus rather than the dominant mobilisers. Maintaining craniocervical neutral facilitates semispinalis.

 

Craniocervical orientation affects muscle activation when exercising the cervical extensors in healthy subjects.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2010

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