Exercises to Rehabilitate and Strengthen the Neck

Wall Angel: 10 reps, 3 sec hold, 1 set

Stand with back and shoulders against wall.

Slide arms toward side.

Squeeze shoulder blades together.

Scalene Stretch: 2 reps, 30 sec hold, 1 set

Place your left arm across your body.

Tilt your head toward your right side.

Pull left arm to increase stretch. Repeat other side.

Levator Stretch: 2 reps, 30 sec hold, 1 set

Place your left hand behind your neck.

Look toward your right armpit.

Pull head toward armpit. Repeat on other side.

Neck Stretches

Hold onto the edge of a chair. Lean your head away from the side to be stretched and look down towards the opposite arm pit. Apply a little pressure with opposite hand for a more intense stretch.

Tuck chin in and lean your head away from the side to be stretched. Apply a little pressure with opposite hand for a more intense stretch.

Stand with your arm on a wall. Look down towards your opposite arm pit. Apply a little pressure with opposite hand for an added stretch.

Neck Isometrics

Provide resistance to neck with hand (flexion, extension, side bending and rotation)

Axial retraction (chin tuck)