How to do Front and Back Neck Stretch
- Keep your head in a neutral position at all times.
- Tilt your head straight back as far you can.
- Interlock your fingers and place your hands on your forehead.
- Slowly try to bring your head forward as though trying to touch your chest with your chin, and resist with your hands and arms.
- Hold the position for 10-15 seconds and return to the starting position and then bend your head forward to reverse the movement, bringing your hands together behind your head to support them. Do this 3 to 4 times.
Front and Back Neck Stretch Benefits
- Neck stretches are also involved in physical therapy that aims to rehabilitate the neck muscles, joints and bones. Neck stretches aims to increase the strength, tone and flexibility of the neck muscles. It also allows the ligaments on the neck joints to become more flexible and withstand increased stress to the area.
- When the head and shoulders drift forward due to poor posture, some muscles in the chest and neck can shorten and become tight over time, which can perpetuate the poor posture that is causing neck pain. The neck stretching exercises can help loosen postural muscles and may reduce neck pain.
Muscles Worked in the Front and Back Neck Stretch