Neck Protraction Stretch
• Stand or sit upright
• Keep your head up facing straight ahead
• Push your head forward by sticking out your chin
Primary muscles: Semispinalis cervicis. Spinalis cervicis. Longissimus cervicis. Splenius cervicis.
Secondary muscles: Levitator scapulae. Trapezius. Rhomboids.
Injury where stretch may be useful: Neck muscle strain. Whiplash (neck sprain). Cervical nerve stretch syndrome. Wry neck (acute torticollis).
Note: Keep your head up during this stretch. Do not let your chin fall towards the ground.