General Cervical Spine Range Of Movement Exercises

This is an instructional video to correctly demonstrate General Cervical Spine Range Of Movement Exercises

The content in this video is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

Step by Step

  1. If you need to improve the general range of movement in your neck then this is an excellent group of exercises
  2. Remember these exercises should be pain free during after and the next day. The most that you should feel is a strong stretch sensation
  3. Each exercise should be repeated for 10 repetitions and you should aim to perform all of these exercises between 4 to 6 times per day
  4. Cervical Flexion
  5. Tuck your chin in and bend your neck forwards and down towards your chest and return to the start position
  6. Cervical Retraction
  7. Tuck your chin in by gliding your head backwards, don’t tip your head back or forwards. It should be like you are giving yourself a double chin. Once you can’t go any further back then relax to the start position
  8. Cervical Extension
  9. Tuck in your chin and slowly lift your head backwards to look upwards, during the movement gradually let your chin untuck to try to look behind yourself, once you can’t go any further then return to the start position
  10. Cervical Rotation
  11. Lightly tuck in your chin and turn you head to the right as if you are trying to look over your shoulder, once you are at your end of range then turn to the opposite side
  12. Cervical Side Flexion
  13. Looking straight ahead at all times, tilt your head to bring your right ear to your right shoulder, don’t let your left shoulder rise up and repeat for the left side
  14. Flexibility takes time to establish so be patient as it could takes several months to achieve improvements

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