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Lateral Neck Stretch

Posted by Judith Winer on

 

 

 

Technique:

• Sit or stand upright
• Look forward
• Place your hands behind your back
• Slowly move your ear towards your shoulder

 

Primary muscles: Levator scapulae. Trapezius.
Secondary muscles: Sternocleidomastoideus. Scalenus anterior, medius and posterior.

 

Injury where stretch may be useful: Neck muscle strain. Whiplash (neck sprain). Cervical nerve stretch syndrome. Wry neck (acute torticollis).

 

Note: Keep your shoulders relaxed and your hands behind your back. Avoid lifting your shoulders when you tilt your head sideways.

 

 

 

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