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Table 5.1 Lateral Line: myofascial 'tracks' and
bony 'stations' (Fig. 5.2)
Bony stations
Myofascial tracks
Occipital ridge/mastoid 19
process
17, 18 Splenius capitis/
sternocleidomastoid
1st and 2nd ribs 16
14, 15 External and internal intercostals
Ribs 13
11, 12 Lateral abdominal obliques
Iliac crest, ASIS, PSIS 9, 10
8
Gluteus maximus
7
Tensor fasciae latae
6
lliotibial tract/abductor muscles
Lateral tibial condyle 5
4
Anterior ligament of head of fibula
Fibular head 3
2
Peroneal muscles, lateral crural
compartment
1 st and 5th metatarsal 1
bases
Fig. 5.5 The Lateral Line begins in the middle of the medial and
lateral arches of the foot, at the bases of the 1 st and 5th
metatarsals.
Peroneus (Fibularis)
longus
Peroneus (Fibularis)
brevis
Fig. 5.6 The first track of the Lateral Line joins the metatarsal
complex to the lateral side of the fibula, supporting the lateral
longitudinal arch along the way.
Fig. 5.4 Here we see the same specimen laid into a classroom
skeleton. The position is not quite accurate because the scapula
was fixed and could not be moved or removed, but this photo
nevertheless gives a sense of how the Lateral Line is used to
stabilize the body given our predominantly sagittal motivation.
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