Neck Extension – Pillow Exercise

Neck Extension - Pillow Exercise

Back against wall or lying down on back – a pillow (fold in half if thin) is placed behind the head and neck.

The goal of this exercise is to contract the posterior neck muscles without allowing movement of the head. Gently push the head back into the pillow. Gradually increase the pressure with the head to a comfortable tolerance, hold this pressure for ___ seconds*, then gradually relax.

Repetitions and Sets:
*See personalized exercise prescription sheet.

IMPORTANT: If this or any other stretch/exercise causes pain, tingling, numbness or other abnormality discontinue and contact our office immediately. The exercises/stretches contained within this website are solely for the use of existing, active patients of our clinic who have received a prescription for these exercises/stretches. Other individuals do not have our permission to perform the exercises/stretches contained within and should not attempt to do so. Attempting to perform these exercises/stretches, unless explicitly prescribed by our office, could result in serious injury or a worsening of existing conditions.