Today is a neck rehab exercise.
|Purpose:||To maintain and improve the range of motion in the neck and also to inform the body that it is safe to rotate the neck.|
|Starting Position:||In a sitting position with your upper body and neck in good alignment. Hands are resting on your thighs in order to take the load off of your shoulders and neck.|
|How to Do the Exercise:||
|Progressions:||You can progress the exercise by performing the movement against resistance. For example against resistive tubing.|
|Contraindication & Common Mistakes:||Too strong of a stretch – more is not better. If you have too strong of a stretch, you increase the risk of irritation. The stretch should be light.
Too fast of a movement – This could lead to tightening up of the muscles in order for the body to guard or protect the neck.
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Rick Kaselj, MS