- Transverse process C1-C4
- Angulus superior scapulae
- C3-C5 N. Dorsalis Scapulae
- Pl. Cervicalis
- Elevation of the scapulae
- Inward rotation of the scapulae
- Lateral flexion of cervical spine and head (fixed attachment)
- Ipsilateral rotation of cervical spine and head (fixed bracket)
- Extension of cervical spine and head (bilateral function)
- Dorsal scapular artery
- art. Thoracoscapularis
- art. Acromioclavicularis
- art. Sternoclavicularis
- All invertebral joints in the cervical spine
Levator scapulae is a flat and two fingers wide muscle. It is located below the M. trapezius and runs downward-laterally to the superior angulus on the scapulae.
Exercise & levator scapulae
Exercise suggestions for levator scapulae
- The muscle is often the basis for neck lock.
- Due to its “twist”, the muscle is extra elastic
- Stress and static work usually lead to the muscles tensing up and eventually causing pain.