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STUDY HINTS FOR LEARNING MUSCLE ATTACHMENTS AND ACTIONS

Students are advised to do a minimum amount of pure memorization. "Think through" the information to be learned. Apply concepts learned in class. What makes sense? Use common sense.

1. Familiarize yourself with general locations, names, and appearances of the muscles you will be learning. You should be able to identify each muscle to be studied on a wall chart or in the illustrations in your book before proceeding.

Remember that the name of a muscle often tells you something about the muscle itself:

a) attachments digitorum - attaches to the digits (toes or fingers) digiti minimi - attaches to little toe or little finger hallucis - attaches to the big toe
pollicis - attaches to the thumb
plantar - pertains to the sole of the foot
palmar - pertains to the palm of the hand
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