Learn the Muscles
For Massage Therapy Students
& Active Massage Therapists
A video Series

Muscles of the Lower Extremity: Hip, Thigh & Leg

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It is an absolute necessity to learn the muscles of the human body in order to pass any of the massage licensure examinations.  It is also important to stay on top of your muscular anatomy knowledge as you continue to practice massage therapy as a licensed professional.

Our staff  here at Get Massage Smart have followed KEN HUB form the very beginning.  We send special thanks to its entire developmental team for their outstanding skill and work ethics. Dr. Mike Pascoe Instructor at the University of Colorado,  Dr. Arndt Schwaiger, Sue Hillman associate professor at Arizona School of Health Sciences all played a vital role in developing the amazing online anatomy learning software known as Ken Hub. Additional Ken Hub team members are Niels Hapke, Christopher A. Becker, Yoav Aner, Johannes Köhler, Joao Costa, PD Dr. med. Irene Brunk, and Yousun Koh Illustrator. 

If you are having serious problems with your muscle anatomy and any aspects of the human anatomy and physiology than take a close look at what Ken Hub has to offer as an online educational tool.  It may be just what you need to help you pass your licensure examination.  You must know your Bones and Bony Landmarks.

Get Massage Smart is not affiliated with Ken Hub we offer their youtube video material for its educational value and do not validate its accuracy.  Please take the time to learn your muscle origins, insertions and actions.  The more time you spend with your muscle study the easier it will be to integrate this material into your daily vocabulary.  In order to pass any of the massage licensure examinations the MBLEx or other licensure examinations you will also need to be able to identify the muscle groups and their antagonists and synergits.

To learn the muscles it is important to interact with the muscle concepts on a daily basis even if it is just 15 to 20 minutes a day.  The scale of information that needs to be assimilated is immense and repetition is a key ingredient to success.  We suggest clicking the full screen option when watching the videos.  If you are at the beginning of your study you may want to take a look at our pages on how muscles are named or how to learn skeletal muscles.  In addition take time to utilize our Muscle Chart of the Lower Extremity with links to additional study resources and self testing at Get Body Smart (note: Get Body Smart is now owned by Ken Hub and has Changed Significantly in 2018, yet is still an awesome resource).

 Learn the muscles of the Lower Extremity: The Hip & Thigh

We will begin the Ken Hub video presentation with the musculature of the Hip.  The muscles that are covered in the video of the hip and thigh are: The Quadratus Femoris Group, The Hamstrings, The Abductors, The Adductors, Gluteals, Hip Flexors and the Deep Six Lateral Rotators. These muscle groups provide the human body with locomotion. Get Massage Smart recommends that the learner view the Muscle Chart of the Lower Extremity for further study of Origin and Insertion, as well as action and nerve innervation.  The Chart is organized in groups of action on a joint and are followed by links to Get Body Smart Tutorials and Quiz's.

Click here to see Muscle Chart of the Lower Extremity 

Ken Hub's Introduction to Skeletal Muscles of the Hip & Thigh

Ken Hub Presents the Psoas Major & Iliacus Muscles
Origin, Insertion, Innervation & Action

Ken Hub Presents the Quadriceps Femoris
Origin, Insertion & Action

Jennifer Smith Presents a Lower Extremity Review 
using GetBodySmart.com

Get Massage smart offers Jennifer Smiths' presentation of the lower extremity as an educational YouTube video.  Jennifer moves quickly through the muscles and the action motion view is not always in sink with the narrative of the video and she occasionally miss pronounces the name of the muscle.  She uses the Get Body Smart web site tutorial with a screen capture program.  Get Massage Smart links to  the Get Body Smart Tutorials via the Muscle Chart of the Lower Extremity and also links directly with the quiz pages for the lower extremity.  Get Massage Smart presents this video for its educational value and does not validate its accuracy.

Authority Guide YouTube Channel Presents
Muscles of the Hip use as flash cards by pausing presentation

Professor Kristina Lisk Presents
Muscles of the Anterior Thigh

Get Massage Smart presents Kristina Lisks' Muscle Tutorials as a part of our continued mission to help Massage Therapy Students and All Students Learn the Muscles.  Kristina Lisk is an Instructor at Humber College, Toronto.  Get Massage Smart does not validate the accuracy of this tutorial.  Get Massage Smart is not associated with Kristina Lisk or Humber College.  We thank Kristina for posting her educational YouTube videos.

Student Doctor Arzoo Sadiqi Presents
Muscles of the Anterior Thigh

Professor Kristina Lisk Presents
The Quadriceps Muscles

Learn the Muscles of the Lower Extremity:
The Leg, Knee & Ankle

Professor Kristina Lisk Presents
The Hamstrings Muscles

Student Doctor Arzoo Sadiqi Presents
Muscles of the Posterior Thigh

Student Doctor Arzoo Sadiqi Presents
Muscles of the Medial Thigh

Ken Hub Presents the Medial Thigh
Anatomy of the Hip Adductors

Professor Kristina Lisk Presents
The Anterior Leg Muscles

Professor Kristina Lisk Presents
The Posterior Leg Muscles

Professor & Dr. Nebil Ebraheim Presents
Anatomy of the Peroneal Muscles

Get Massage Smart presents Dr. Nebil Ebraheim's muscle tutorials.  Dr. Ebraheim is a professor at the University of Toledo Medical Center.  Get Massage Smart does not validate the accuracy of this video.  Get Massage Smart is not associated with Dr. Ebraheim or the University of Toledo Medical Center.  We thank Dr. Ebraheim and the University of Toledo Medical Center for posting these educational videos.

Professor and Dr. Nebil Ebraheim Presents
Anatomy of the Extensor Muscles of the lower leg

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