Neck Pain Injuries – Lev Scapula Muscle Stretch on Wall

To gently stretch out the right Levator Scapula muscle start by standing close to a wall. Tilt and rotate your head to the left while looking at a spot downwards to the left side of the wall without further aggravating your symptoms.

Then, slide the pinkie side of he hands up the wall towards the ceiling until you feel a stretch barrier on the right side of your neck. Hold that for 30 seconds and repeat it for 3 sets on both sides.

This is a gentle way to increase mobility in your neck if you’ve experienced an acute strain or whiplash injury. You want to avoid any increases in sharp or bad pain, but a mild stretching sensation is ok when performing this. Best research evidence - based practice indicates that early mobility and movement is good for the recovery of your neck injury after an acute strain or whiplash.

If you’re unsure about the exercise or have any uncertainty about where you’re at with your neck, consult your local Physiotherapist before continuing.