Neck Strain Injuries – Progressive Core Muscle Activation

Neck Strain Injuries – Progressive Core Muscle Activation


Begin with nice tall posture with the inner
core muscles below your belly button engaged to keep the entire spine in neutral. You want to maintain the plumb line posture
and only move your shoulder and arms throughout this exercise. Press the tongue up against the roof of your
mouth and maintain that pressure throughout. With a resistance band wrapped around both
hands, lift your arms up to shoulder height with your elbows straight and shoulder width
apart taking up the slack of the band. Then slowly move the hands outward with control
taking 5 seconds and then take 5 seconds to slowly return the hands back to the start. Do this for 10 repetitions for 3 sets 3 times
daily. This exercise helps to progressively activate
the core muscle stabilizers in the front of your neck called the Longus Colli. If you have increased pain or are unsure about
what is causing your neck pain, book an appointment and have one of our Physiotherapists at either
our North Burnaby or Vancouver locations to check things out.

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