Dorsal Glide

Dorsal Glide

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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 or a small towel roll 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.

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ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine

Specialist Medical ReviewerRobert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

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