Flexion/Extension Stretch

Perform this stretch seated or standing.

Start with the head and neck in a neutral position. Slowly lower the chin toward the chest, place both hands behind the head and gently push the head and neck into a stretch. Hold for 3 breaths and bring back to neutral. Slowly tilt the head back, hold for 3 breaths and bring back to neutral. Repeat for 10 repetitions.

Primary Goal: To stretch the muscles on the front and back of the neck.Focus Structures: Scalenes, Trapezius, Extensors of the cervical spine, platysma, SCM