CSPM04 Assisted Stretches of front and back neck muscles

Function:

To increase mobility and reduce tension in the neck by lengthening and relaxing the local muscles.

Method

Starting Position:

Be seated with feet comfortably apart and head in neutral position.

Action:

Using your hand, slowly and in a controlled manner bend your head forward in attempt to contact your chin with your chest. Then flex your neck a bit further with gentle forward pressure with your hand. Hold in this position for 5-10 seconds. Then tilt the head backwards to look at the ceiling. Extend your neck a bit further with gentle backward pressure on your chin. Hold this position for 5-10 seconds and return to the neutral position. Repeat the prescribed number of times.

Notes:

At the end of range of motion take a deep breath.
Seek your osteopath's advice before doing this stretch.