Do you remember when you were in high school and your biology teacher would greet you first thing on Monday with a cheery “Good Morning!”. You’d be all bleary-eyed and tired because, well, because you were a teenager and that’s generally how teens feel on any given morning, especially Mondays. Then s/he would announce a pop quiz. You’d groan, roll your eyes, and slouch even more deeply into your chair. Not only because you were totally unprepared but also because, well, you were a teen.
Well, you’re not a teen anymore and I’m not a biology teacher, but I’m going to start this last-day-of-September-Monday-morning with a little Anatomy Pop Quiz anyway. Anyone who answers it, right or wrong, gets a gold star. Tomorrow I’ll answer it myself, along with a little story about this part of your body, including issues we may experience around it and how massage therapy can tend to those issues. You might just learn a little something.
So without further ado, Stairway’s first Anatomy Pop Quiz:
1. Your Occiput. What is it and where in your body does it live? Discuss.
Bonus for you anatomy hotshots: Name a muscle that attaches to it.