iExercise Category: Neck

Neck Rotation Isometric Exercise

Body Region:Specific Area:Exercise Type:Equipment Used:
NeckNeckStrengtheningN/A

These exercises should only be performed after evaluation by a qualified medical professional and under their instruction. Should you experience pain or discomfort while doing an exercise, stop immediately.

Neck Rotation Isometric Exercise

This is a three-stage exercise. Sit comfortably in an upright position. Your head is erect. First, place your right hand, fingers pointing upward, on the right side of your face, directly in front of your ear. Using your right hand to provide gentle continuous resistance, try to turn your head to the right. Imagine you're trying to look over your right shoulder. Make sure to keep your hand in its initial position - don't let it slip!

You'll feel your neck muscles contracting on the right. This is an isometric exercise, so you're not really going anywhere. Apply continuous muscular contraction and continuous gentle resistance for 6 seconds. Gently relax and return to the starting position.

Next, begin by turning your head to the right, to about halfway of your pain-free range of motion. Place your right hand, fingers pointing upward, on the right side of your face, directly in front of your ear. Apply gentle continuous resistance as you try to turn your head to the right. Apply continuous muscular contraction and continuous gentle resistance for 6 seconds and gently relax and return to the starting position.

Next, turn your head to the right, reaching your full pain-free range of motion. Repeat the isometric exercise as before for 6 seconds. Gently relax and return to the starting position.

You may repeat the three-stage exercise on the left side.