Muscle Names and Locations
There are around 640 named muscles in the human body - in addition
to thousands of smaller un-named muscles.
The following tables list some specific muscles in the human body by region of the body with links to pages about the specific muscles and/or other pages that include the specific muscle on a labelled diagram of the region of the body in which it is located.
1. Trunk / Torso
2. Arm / Hand
3. Upper Leg / Thigh
4. Lower Leg / Foot
5. Face, Neck and Scalp
This page is intended to assist students of holistic therapies (sometimes called alternative therapies), physiotherapy, nursing, and other health science subjects. Some such courses e.g. ITEC Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology (Sept 2009 syllabus) require knowledge of the position (i.e. location) in the body of specific muscles.