Directions: While sitting or standing, place your hand of the side you will be pulling your head to on top of your head. Place your opposite hand on your hip. Pull your head back as if making a "double chin" and pull your head to the side getting to end-range. Be sure to maintain the retraction throughout the exercise. Repeat as indicated by your prescribing therapist. This exercise requires adherence to the "Stoplight System."
Green: Motion or pain is improving with each repetition.
Yellow: Amount of motion before pain occurs, pain intensity, centralization of symptoms, pain that can be "walked off," or pain that disappears with return to starting position improves with each repetition.
Red: Pain begins to peripheralize and stays peripheralized or pain that is increased with performance and cannot be "walked off." - STOP EXERCISE
Note: exercises should only be performed if instructed by a properly trained health care practitioner.