Seated or standing.


The goal of this exercise is to contract the lateral neck muscles without allowing movement of the head.

Place your hand on the side of the head. Then, gently push the head into your hand (in the direction of bring the ear to the same side shoulder). Provide enough resistance with your hand so that your head is not able to laterally flex. Gradually increase the pressure with the head to a comfortable tolerance, hold this pressure for ___ seconds, and gradually relax. Then, perform on the opposite side.

Repeat this sequence ___ times.
Perform ___ times per day.
Perform ___ days per week.

CAUTION: If this or any other stretch/exercise causes pain, tingling, numbness or other abnormality, immediately discontinue and contact our office as soon as possible.

: The exercises/stretches contained within this website are solely for the use of existing, active patients of our clinic who have received a prescription for these exercises/stretches. Other individuals do not have our permission to perform the exercises/stretches contained within. Attempting to perform these exercises/stretches, unless explicitly prescribed by our office, could result in serious injury or a worsening of existing conditions.

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