Imagine Your Neck using pancakes

January 15, 2020

This is a model of the neck using pancakes to represent different segments and their movement possibilities. The eyes in front are a reminder that there is a sense of where each segment is “looking”.

The red licorice on the sides of the neck represents the large muscles there and then I take those off to simplify the model.

The hot dog I hold up represents the collar bone on the left side of this model. Then I take that away and we just focus on the neck.

I show that you could have some segments looking right and some left at the same time and your brain will average the position out and you might not notice that you’ve got twists where you shouldn’t.


Julie January 21, 2020 at 12:49 am

I love that you’re using things as simple and relatable as food to model body parts and how they can become out of alignment. I love your creative and easy to understand approach to teaching us about our injuries and how our bodies respond. Thanks for giving us the lay person’s education in mind-body PT!

Joan Horwitz February 18, 2020 at 4:04 pm

Great model and description of the individual segments of our neck and their importance. It is amazing how the body can “adapt” and it becomes our normal…

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