Forward Flexion Neck Stretch
• Stand upright
• Let your chin fall towards your chest
• Relax your shoulders and keep your hands by your side
Primary muscles: Semispinalis capitis and cervicis. Spinalis capitis and cervicis. Longissimus capitis and cervicis. Splenius capitis and cervicis.
Secondary muscles: Levator scapulae. Trapezius. Rhomboids.
Injury where stretch may be useful: Neck muscle strain. Whiplash (neck sprain). Cervical nerve stretch syndrome. Wry neck (acute torticollis).
Note: Do not force your head down; instead, try to relax and let the weight of your head do the stretching for you.
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