Neck Strain Injuries – Side-Planks on Elbow

This is a strengthening exercise for your neck.

Start by positioning yourself in right side lying. Position your right forearm on the ground with your low back and legs straight, feet together and your inner core muscles engaged below your belly button.

Keep your low back flat and your body in a straight line as you lift your right hip off the ground so your body weight is supported by your arm, shoulder and foot. Then raise your left arm straight up pointing your hand to the ceiling and lower it back down. Do this arm motion ten times for a total of ten repetitions on each side, twice per day.

If you’re unsure about the exercise or have any uncertainty about where you’re at with the recovery of your neck, book an appointment and have one of our Physiotherapists at either our North Burnaby or Vancouver locations to check things out.