Information about exercises is provided as a service to our patients for educational and rehabilitation purposes only. These exercises are designed for the rehabilitation of injured tissue. They are not intended for body building or athletic training. We also offer those kinds of recommendations, please consult the doctor for those. It is also important to understand that those kinds of exercise workouts and activities may not be good and may even be harmful to the injured tissue. It is critical that you do only those exercise routines that do not cause pain. Please feel free to print the information so that you can refer to it often. Sharing of information is quite SIDEand prescription. Some conditions share similar symptoms but require very different treatment. If you have friends or family who may have similar symptoms, please schedule an appointment to see the doctor.

Exercise is an important part of recovery from any muscle, bone or joint condition. Please make certain you understand the exercises prescribed by the doctor and only do those indicated. Do not do more than has been recommended. Our goal is to rehabilitate an injury or condition and not to create a weight lifting champion, body builder or athletic competitor. We have other exercises for those goals...these are not they. Please do only those items recommended and do them exactly as recommended.

Neck

Please perform each of the following maneuvers 5 times each day for the first week when instructed to do so by the doctor:

FORWARD

1. Starting Position- Head up, back straight, arms at side.

2. Gently bend chin to chest and slowly and very gently bounce forward three times. Be certain not to through your head forward, just let graivty do the work.

3. Bring head back up and repeat 10 times.

BACKWARD

1. Starting position- Head up, back straight, arms at side.

2. Gently lower head backward until it stops.

3. Very Gently bounce Head back against gravity three times.

4. Bring Head back up and repeat 10 times.

SIDE

1. Starting position- Head up, back straight, arms at side.

2. Gently lower head to the side until it stops.

3. Very gently bounce Head to the side against gravity three times.

4. Bring Head back up and repeat 10 times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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