Medical illustrators, athletes and physical therapists work together to show that the athlete’s skin is painted with human anatomy
inside Medical Anatomy Project At the National Museum of Health and Medicine, medical illustrators mapped the basic skeletal muscles of athletes, highlighting specific muscle groups most commonly used in sports such as football, javelin, cycling, swimming, volleyball, and horse riding.
UMD physical therapist Jason Shipley worked with artist Ikumi Kayama on the back muscles he painted on Captain Allison Watkins, a US Navy swimmer.
Although the shoulder muscles are essential for swimming, Shipley pointed out that back muscles, such as Latissimus dorsi, They are equally important.
Shipley said: “Regular strengthening of all back muscles can help prevent common swimming injuries, such as the’swimmer’s shoulder’.”
Similarly, volleyball players such as U.S. Navy Lieutenant Laurel Spark (ranking list) must also maintain their backs and arms for sports. Medical illustrator Alexandra Webber highlights this by painting the latissimus dorsi, trapezius, deltoid, triceps, biceps, and pectoral muscles.
U.S. Air Force Second Lieutenant General Galen Gist (pictured above) pointed out that his campaign is pushing hard. In order to solve this problem, some football players will do yoga. Gist said: “If you are stiff, it is difficult to hurt yourself.”
Medical illustrator Marie Dauenheimer claims that ballet is also a training exercise that can help strengthen back muscles, similar to what she painted in Gist.
USUHS medical illustrator Elizabeth Weissbrod (Elizabeth Weissbrod) specially painted the abdominal and shoulder muscles for the American javelin thrower Ensign Ashna Manhas.
Manhas explained that the twisting of the body when throwing a javelin depends largely on the external oblique muscles of the abdomen. Karson Becker, a student of UMD physical therapy, also pointed out that the rotator cuff muscle is the key muscle for exercise.
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