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La Mesa Chiropractor | La Mesa chiropractic care | CA | Neck Rotation

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                                                       Gary M. McDowell, DC, CCSP, QME
          Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner | Qualified Medical Evaluator

8300 University Avenue
    La Mesa, CA 91942 
       619-670-7700

Neck Rotation
 

Rotated Hand Resistance


Position: Seated or standing. 

Movement: Slowly rotate your head to the side. Apply slight pressure to the side of the head to increase the stretch. You should feel a stretching sensation in the neck. Hold for this position for ___ seconds*, return to the starting position, and perform the same movement to the opposite side.

Repetitions and Sets: *See personalized exercise prescription sheet.

IMPORTANT: If this or any other stretch/exercise causes pain, tingling, numbness or other abnormality discontinue and contact our office immediately. The exercises/stretches contained within this web site are solely for the use of existing, active patients of our clinicwho have received a prescription for these exercises/stretches. Other individuals do not have our permission to perform the exercises/stretches contained within and should not attempt to do so. Attempting to perform these exercises/stretches, unless explicitly prescribed by our office, could result in serious injury or a worsening of existing conditions.

 

Range of Motion


Position: Seated or standing. 

Movement: Slowly rotate your head to the side as far as you comfortably can. Hold for this position for ___ seconds*, return to the starting position, and perform the same movement to the opposite side. Repeat this sequence ___ times*.

Important Tip: If you have problems with balance or dizziness, perform this stretch in the seated position.

Repetitions and Sets: *See personalized exercise prescription sheet.

IMPORTANT: If this or any other stretch/exercise causes pain, tingling, numbness or other abnormality discontinue and contact our office immediately. The exercises/stretches contained within this web site are solely for the use of existing, active patients of our clinicwho have received a prescription for these exercises/stretches. Other individuals do not have our permission to perform the exercises/stretches contained within and should not attempt to do so. Attempting to perform these exercises/stretches, unless explicitly prescribed by our office, could result in serious injury or a worsening of existing conditions.

 

Sideways Hand Resistance


Position: Seated or standing. 

Movement: The goal of this exercise is to contract the neck muscles without allowing movement of the head. Place your hand on the side of the head. Then, gently turn the head into your hand. Provide enough resistance with your hand so that your head is not able to turn. Gradually increase the pressure with the head to a comfortable tolerance, hold this pressure for ___ seconds*, and gradually relax. Then, perform on the opposite side.

Important Tip: If you have problems with balance or dizziness, perform this stretch in the seated position.

Repetitions and Sets
: *See personalized exercise prescription sheet.

IMPORTANT: If this or any other stretch/exercise causes pain, tingling, numbness or other abnormality discontinue and contact our office immediately. The exercises/stretches contained within this web site are solely for the use of existing, active patients of our clinicwho have received a prescription for these exercises/stretches. Other individuals do not have our permission to perform the exercises/stretches contained within and should not attempt to do so. Attempting to perform these exercises/stretches, unless explicitly prescribed by our office, could result in serious injury or a worsening of existing conditions.

 
 
 
La Mesa Chiropractor | Neck Rotation. Dr. Gary McDowell is a La Mesa Chiropractor.