Neck Whiplash Injuries – Eccentric Punches

To strengthen the core stability muscles of the neck, start by securing a resisted band at shoulder height. Bring your posture nice and tall and press the tip of your tongue up against the roof of your mouth. Then wrap the band around your hand and straighten your elbow out to have the slack taken up with a low level of resistance.

With your opposite hand pull the resistance band even more into your body allowing the left elbow to bend to 90 degrees towards the side of your body. Then release with your opposite hand and slowly straighten your left elbow with a controlled punching forward motion. Repeat this for 10 repetitions doing 3 sets daily on each side.

This exercise is great for strengthening the upper core stability muscles of your neck. 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.