Resisted Lateral Flexion

Perform this exercise seated or standing. 

Start with the head and neck in a neutral position. Slowly lower the left ear toward the left shoulder. Place the left hand on the right side of the head. Push the head lightly into the hand, while the hand resists the motion. Hold for 3 breaths and bring back to neutral. Repeat the same movement for the right side. Repeat for 10 repetitions.

Primary Goal: To activate and strengthen the muscles on the sides of the neck.

Focus Structures: Scalenes, Trapezius, Cervical extensors, SCM