Anterior Scalene

Anterior Scalene (411)

Action (4)


  1. Flexion
  2. Rotation to the Opposite Side
  3. Lateral Flexion (with ribs fixed)


  1. Elevation (during inhalation)

Origin (1)

  1. Transverse processes of C3-C6 (anterior tubercles)

Insertion (1)

  1. 1st rib

The Basics

Moves: neck, ribs

Attaches to: sides of cervical spine and 1st rib.

In Other Words…

Neck - look down, tilt the head sideways, and look to the opposite side.
Ribs - lifts the ribs when taking a breath.

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