Rectus Capitis Anterior & Rectus Capitis Lateralis

Joe Muscolino

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ATTACHMENTS:

  • The rectus capitis anterior and rectus capitis lateralis attach from the transverse process of the atlas (C1) to the occiput.

 

ACTIONS:

  • The rectus capitis anterior flexes the head at the atlanto-occipital joint.
  • The rectus capitis lateralis laterally flexes the head at the atlanto-occipital joint.