Flexor Hallucis longus

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Origin: Distal 2/3 of posterior fibula and distal interosseous membrane.

Insertion: Plantar aspect of distal phalanx of great toe (1st Digit )

Actions: Plantar flexes the distal phalanx of the great toe (1st digit) and plantar flexes and inverts the foot.

Innervation: Tibial nerve (L5,S1,S2)

Daily uses: Curling foot to look at plantar aspect (bottom) of it.

 

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Supraspinatus

Origin: Supraspinous fossa

Insertion: Greater tuberosity of the humerus

Actions: Abduction 
Stabilisation of the humerus

Innervation: Suprascapular nerve

Daily uses: Holding shopping bags away from the body

 

Teres Minor

Origin: Mid section of the lateral border of the scapula

Insertion: Greater tuberosity on the humerus

Actions:External rotation, 
Shoulder adduction

Innervation: Axillary nerve

Daily uses: Brushing hair

Subscapularis

Origin: Anterior (costal) surface of the scapula

Insertion: Lesser tuberosity of the humerus

Actions: Internal rotation
, Adduction

Innervation: Upper and lower subscapular nerves

Daily uses: Tucking the back of your shirt into your trousers

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