The Most Popular Entries in ABMP Five-Minute Muscles

ABMP Five-Minute Muscles is an exciting members-only app that lets massage therapists and bodyworkers quickly and easily refresh muscle knowledge wherever and whenever with just a few clicks.

Covering the 83 muscles most often addressed by professional massage therapists over seven main muscle regions, each entry features muscle-specific technique and palpation videos from master massage therapist Clint Chandler, plus actions, origins, and insertions for each muscle.

ABMP Five-Minute Muscles uses progressive web app technology so you can easily save it to your mobile device for offline use, and has easy-to-use features like the “favorite” function to save muscle entries for future reference.

If you want to dive even deeper, each entry also links to articles from Massage & Bodywork magazine and online CE courses in the ABMP Education Center that provide even more information and instruction on working with these muscles.

Top 3 Most-Referenced Muscles in Each Region

We recently pulled statistics from our Google Analytics page to see which muscles in each region were the most referenced by our members in the ABMP Five-Minute Muscles app. Here are the results:

Head, Neck, and Jaw

  1. Levator scapulae
  2. Scalenes
  3. Splenius capitis

Shoulder and Arm

  1. Rhomboid major
  2. Teres minor
  3. Pectoralis major 

Spine and Thorax

  1. Quadratus lumborum
  2. Iliocostalis
  3. Spinalis

Forearm, Wrist, and Hand

  1. Brachioradialis
  2. Extensor carpi radialis brevis
  3. Extensor carpi radialis longus

Pelvis and Hip

  1. Psoas major
  2. Piriformis
  3. Gluteus medius

Thigh and Knee

  1. Rectus femoris
  2. Semimembranosus
  3. Sartorius

Leg, Ankle, and Foot

  1. Tibialis anterior
  2. Peroneus longus (Fibularis longus)
  3. Soleus

ABMP members, take 5 minutes now and see how easy it is to get muscle facts at your fingertips! Not a member? Explore the levator scapulae in this demo version at www.abmp.com/apps/demo/five-minute-muscles.

About Clint Chandler, B.S., C.N.M.T., L.M.T.

Clint Chandler’s professional career over the past 36 years has been dedicated to and focused on physical rehabilitation, pain management, and enhancing athletic performance. Chandler is a nationally recognized educator and research contributor who has participated in several innovative educational initiatives. He has also created digital educational tools in the form of DVDs and mobile applications directed at the treatment of tension-type headaches and palpatory anatomy instruction. His strong work ethic and belief in the therapeutic value of massage and bodywork is unprecedented. As full-time owner and operator of Corrective & Restorative Massage Therapy Services in Boulder, Colorado, Chandler is fully engaged in the advancement of the art and science of massage therapy and in bringing health and well-being to his clients.

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