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Work Hardening Program
Slowly drop your chin toward your chest (neck flexion), think of making a 'double-chin' by pressing your chin directly into your neck. Hold for 15-30 seconds and return to starting position.
2. Lateral Flexion:
Sitting tall with shoulders relaxed down and back. Tip your head straight sideways, ear to shoulder, as far as comfortable.
Sitting tall with shoulders relaxed down and back. Turn head to one side as far as comfortable.
4. Levator Scapulae:
Seated, turn head 45 degrees to one side and flex head forward (nose to elbow). Keep shoulders down and back to feel a stretch in the back and side of the lower neck.
5. Trapezius stretch:
Sitting tall, grasp back edge of a chair with hand of side to be stretched. Turn head toward that same side and lean head and body away to feel a stretch in the side of the neck.
Seated you will be pushing your head into your hands, for all four directions. Please take look at the pictures.