Whiplash and Neck Strains – Arm Raises With Band Resistance
Start by wrapping a closed loop resistance band around your open hands. Taking up the slack of the band by adding a constant resistance, keep the forearms parallel to each other by tucking the elbows in close to your sides.
Make sure you create train tracks and not chicken wings with the alignment of the forearms and elbows. Reach the hands upwards stopping at 3/4 of the way up with the forearms aligned and constant isometric resistance into the looped band.
Slowly lower the hands back down with control until the elbows reach your sides again. Repeat this for 10 repetitions doing 3 sets daily.
This will help you in the rehab of your whiplash and neck strain injuries. If you’re unsure about the exercise or have uncertainty about where you’re at with the recovery of your neck or whiplash related injury, book an appointment and have one of our Physiotherapists at either our North Burnaby or Vancouver locations to check things out.