Santa Barbara Chiropractor for over 30 years
Neck Stretches

 

1. MODIFIED NECK ROLLS

Look forward, tip chin to chest, pause, return to upright.

Tilt head right, pause, return to upright.

Repeat to the left.

Place two fingers from each hand below occiput, til head back slowly, use fingers to push head back to upright.

 

2. OBLIQUE NECK STRETCH

Look to the diagonal right. Tilt head back.  Hold forehead while you attempt to nod towards right oblique. After 5 seconds, pause and then gently pull head back and to the left.  Reverse sides.

 

3. LATERAL SLIDE

Place two fingers at the bottom of each side of the neck. Gently push the neck to the right with the left fingers and then to the left with the right fingers. Continue alternating and sliding up the neck, pushing the neck to opposite side with the two fingers.

 

4.ANTERIOR NECK STRETCH

Place finger tips on both clavicles. Tilt head back and stick jaw forward.

 

5. TRACTION POSE

Lace fingers together. Place behind neck. Bring elbows together. Place elbows on table or counter top while bending at waist. Pull head away from body with your clasped hands as you push your chest towards the floor.

 

See also Shoulder Openers

 


Dr. Valerie Girard, Santa Barbara Chiropractor

Your Family Chiropractic Health and Wellness Specialist
1725 State Street B, Santa Barbara, CA 93101   (805) 687-1617  (805) 682-1365 fx.

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As one of Santa Barbara's long term chiropractors, Dr. Girard offers brief consultations by phone to determine if she can assist you with your health care needs. She will direct you to other practitioners if she cannot provide you with the health care that best serves you.

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