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Glossary of Useful Terms - National Massage and Bodywork University

Glossary of Useful Terms

Knowledge of terms is both helpful and suggested.

Glossary of Useful Terms

Knowledge of terms is both helpful and suggested.

Suggested Glossary of Terms

Vocabulary: Knowledge of terms is both helpful and suggested.

Cross Fiber

With Fiber

Anterior

Posterior

Lateral

Sagittal

Transverse

Inferior

Superior

Medial Lateral

Oblique

 

Erector Spinae

Lumbar vertebrae

Cervical vertebrae

Thoracic vertebrae

Latissimus dorsi

Trapezius

 

Rhomboid major

Rhomboid minor

Scapula

Infraspinatus

Supraspinatus

Teres major

Teres minor

Subscapularis

Supraspinous fossa

Suprascapular notch

Spine of the Scapula

Deltoid (Anterior head)

Deltoid (Medial head)

Deltoid (Posterior head)

Sternoclavicular joint (A.K.A. SC joint)

Acromion process

Coracoid process

Glenoid

Coracoacromial space

Bursa

 

Biceps brachii (Short head)

Biceps brachii (Long head)

Triceps brachii (Lateral head)

Triceps brachii (Medial head)

Triceps brachii (Long head)

Extensor digitorum

Extensor carpi radialis

Humerus

Radius

Ulna

Medial epicondyle (of the Elbow)

Olecranon

Retinaculum

Radiocarpal joint

Hamstrings

Semitendinosus

Biceps femoris (Short head)

Biceps femoris (Long head)

Tensor fasciae latae (A.K.A. TFL)

Inguinal ligament

Iliotibial band (A.K.A. IT band)

Rectus femoris

Vastus medialis

Vastus lateralis

Adductor magnus

Adductor longus

Adductor brevis

Pectineus

Gracilis

Ischial Tuberosity

 

Gluteal crease

Sacrum

Coccyx

Sacroiliac joint (A.K.A. SI joint)

Gluteus maximus

Gluteus medius

Gluteus minimus

Piriformis

Gemellus superior

Gemellus inferior

Obturator internus

Obturator externus

Quadratus femoris

Ischial Tuberosity

Trochanter Notch

Iliac Crest

Anterior superior iliac spine (A.K.A. ASIS)

Posterior superior iliac spine (A.K.A. PSIS)

Posterior inferior iliac spine (A.K.A. PIIS)

Greater sciatic notch

Body of ilium

Ischial spine

Lesser sciatic notch

Body of Ischium

Ischial tuberosity

Pubic crest

Pubic tubercle

Pubic arch

Pubic symphysis

Patella

Edges of the Femoral Condyles

Popliteal

Gastrocnemius

Soleus

Tribal nerve

Malleolus

 

Scalenes

Splenius groups

Sternocleidomastoid (A.K.A. SCM)

Trachea

Larynx

Throat

Clavicle

Sternum

 

Occipital bone

Mandible

Masseter

Medial pterygoid

Lateral pterygoid

Buccinator

Zygomaticus

 

Mentalis

Digastric

Sternothyroid

Sternohyoid

Stylohyoid

Geniohyoid

Mylohyoid

Omohyo