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Neck Exercises: Head Lifts

Do this exercise on your hands and knees. Keep your knees under your hips and your hands under your shoulders. Keep your spine in a neutral position (not arched or sagging). Keep your ears in line with your shoulders. Hold for a few seconds before starting the exercise:

  • Keeping your back straight, slowly drop your chin toward your chest. Tuck in your chin.

  • Hold for  5 seconds. Then lift your head until your neck is level with your back.

  • Hold for  5 seconds. Repeat  5 to10 times.

Woman on all fours doing neck lift exercise.

Online Medical Reviewer: Elizabeth Oswald PT DPT
Online Medical Reviewer: Marianne Fraser MSN RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Trina Bellendir PT
Date Last Reviewed: 4/1/2024
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