Origins: Lateral head - lateral condyle and posterior surface of the femur Medial head - popliteal surface of the femur above the medial condyle
Insertion: Posterior surface of the calcaneus
Action: Plantar flexes the foot, flexes leg at the knee
Position: lying prone with foot plantar flexed
Stabilise: under lower tibia
Monitor: place hand on plantar surface of foot and push down to Dorsi flex foot
Position: lying prone with foot Dorsi flexed
Stabilise: on heel
Monitor: place hand on dorsal surface of foot and pull upward to plantar flex foot
Nerve Supply: Tibial S1, 2
Anterior: Bilateral 2cm from the midline, 2cm superior to the pubic symphysis
Posterior: Bilateral transverse process of L2.
Neuro-Vascular Reflex: Bilateral frontal eminences.
Yuan Point: Bl64
Nutrition: Vit. A.