Dorsal glide

Picture of the dorsal glide neck stretch

Dorsal glide stretches the back of the neck. If you feel pain, do not glide so far back. You may find this exercise easier to do while lying on your back with an ice pack under your neck.

  • Sit or stand tall and look straight ahead.
  • Slowly tuck your chin as you glide your head backward over your body.
  • Hold for a count of 6, then relax for up to 10 seconds.
  • Repeat 8 to 12 times.

Last Updated: August 21, 2008

Medical Review: William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics

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