Here’s a video of a great exercise to improve the side-gliding ability of your neck. The demonstration shows a large range of movement which is beyond most of us ! Have a go and see how you get on. Should the exercise provoke lightheadedness or dizziness, stop the exercise and contact us to discuss it.
We find that this pendulum exercise is very good but it takes a lot of practice to get it right. The arm should be moved by the momentum generated by the body movement and not by the arm itself. Often a light weight weighing 2-3kgs is helpful. We think the the movements shown in this video are perhaps a little too vigorous. Perhaps slow down and concentrate on relaxing the shoulder whilst it is swinging.
We’re always happy to demonstrate this and show you exactly what it should feel like – just call us on 01600 772166
Here’s a deceptively effective exercise for reversing a slumped upper back. Don’t be tempted to use too large a roll or stay on it for too long (30 seconds is a reasonable place to start). You can slowly build up the roll and duration as your back becomes more flexible (this can take 6-8 weeks).
If you can’t find a place to lay down, it can be done standing against a door or wall.
In both versions of the exercise, you can move the roll further towards either your head or lower back.