11. M. Levator Anguli Oris (O Fig. 13.12) 12. M. Depressor Anguli Oris (O Fig. 13.13)
Command. "Pull the corner of your mouth up, a Command. "Push the corners of your mouth small smile". down, look sad."
Push down and in at the corner of the mouth. Give resistance upwards and medially to the corners of the mouth.
Fig. 13.12a,b. Facilitation of m. levator anguli oris
Fig. 13.12a,b. Facilitation of m. levator anguli oris b a a
Fig. 13.13a,b. Facilitation of m. depressor anguli oris
Fig. 13.13a,b. Facilitation of m. depressor anguli oris b a
Command. "Suck your cheeks in, pull in against the tongue blade."
Apply resistance on the inner surface of the cheeks with your gloved fingers or a dampened tongue blade. The resistance can be given diagonally upward or diagonally downward as well as straight out.
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