Neck Lateral Flexion – Hand Resistance
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.
If you have problems with balance or dizziness, perform this stretch in the seated position.
Repetitions and Sets:
*See personalized exercise prescription sheet.