Neck Lateral Bending

 

Tilt the head to one side bringing your ear as close as possible to your shoulder for this neck lateral bending stretch.  You should avoid raising the shoulder toward the ear.  The shoulders should remain relaxed.  You should feel this stretch on opposite side of the neck.  

 

Hold for 20-30 seconds on each side 2-3 times.  This should be performed 2-3 times per day.

 

 

 

Neck Lateral Bending Stretch

 

 

If you spend long periods of time at a desk or in front of a computer, we would recommend doing this stretch as many times per day as possible.  

To get a deeper stretch, GENTLY put pressure on the head with your hand in the direction of the stretch. 

Be sure to maintain good posture while doing this stretch.

CAUTION:  If you get dizzy or nauseous, return to a neutral position and discontinue this stretch