Neck Extension – Hand Resistance

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Seated or standing.


The goal of this exercise is to contract the posterior neck muscles without allowing movement of the head. Place your hands on the back of the head. Then, gently push the head back into your hands. Provide enough resistance with your hand so that your head is not able to extend backwards. Gradually increase the pressure with the head to a comfortable tolerance, hold this pressure for ___ seconds*, then gradually relax.

Important Tip:

If you have problems with balance or dizziness, perform this stretch in the seated position.

Repetitions and Sets:

*See personalized exercise prescription sheet.