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Neck Side Flexion – Upper trapezius stretch

Why Stretch?
Stretching exercises encourage lengthening of your muscles and associated tendons. Short and tight muscles can lead to pressure on nerves and pain. By its effect of lengthening muscles, stretching promotes flexibility and full range of motion about your joints.

Hold the stretch for 15 seconds in each direction 3-4 times per day

Neck Slide Flexion

Lower your head towards your shoulder while keeping your face looking forwards

Feel the stretch along the opposite side of you neck

To encourage a bigger stretch, hold onto a chair with your right hand, and gently pull your head down to the left

Return upright.

Repeat on other side

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