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Physiotherapy For Neck Pain

Physiotherapy For Neck Pain

Common types of patients physiotherapists deal with are the ones with sports injuries, headaches, neck pain, spinal pain, etc. Patients with disorders like cerebral palsy, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and Cerebral Palsy benefit greatly from physiotherapy. Interventions focus on improving daily function, regaining strength and flexibility, muscle re-education and control and restoring and improving gait. But neck pain is very common and everyone has it at one point or another. Pain in the neck comes from a number of disorders and disease which can be cured by physiotherapy. Here are some exercises which will help you from your neck pain:

Upper Trapezius Stretch

- Sit up tall with a good posture keeping shoulders down.

- Grasp the bottom of the seat with one hand.

- Slightly turn your ear to your shoulder until a comfortable stretch is felt on the opposite side of the neck.

- Hold that position for 20 seconds.

- Repeat to each side three times.

- Perform this exercise two times a day.

Levator Scapular Stretch

- Sit up tall with good posture keeping shoulders down.

- Grasp the bottom of the seat with one hand.

- Slightly turn your chin toward your armpit until a comfortable stretch is felt on the opposite side of the neck.

- Hold that position for 20 seconds.

- Repeat to each side three times.

- Perform this exercise two times a day.

Neck Rotations

- Rotate head gently and slowly from side to side.

- Do not turn head completely to either side; keep motion small.

- Keep chin level with the ground without letting chin drop to the chest.

- Repeat ten times.

- Perform this exercise two times per day.

Doorway Stretch

- Stand in a doorway with hands and arms out to the side.

- Keep forearms flat on the door frame.

- Take one step forward with one leg to feel a comfortable stretch in the chest region.

- Hold that position for 10-20 seconds.

- Repeat three times.

- Perform this exercise two times per day.

Shoulder Scapular Stretch

- Squeeze your shoulder blades together.

- Hold for five seconds.

- Repeat ten times.

- Only squeeze hard enough to encourage good posture, not to create pain or discomfort. 

- Perform this exercise two times per day

Wall Push Up

- Start with feet approximately shoulder width apart.

- Place hands against the wall slightly below shoulder level and elbows straight. 

- Bend elbows while keeping head in a neutral position. 

- Repeat ten times with 1-2 sets.

- Perform this exercise two times per day.

These are the physiotherapy exercises for your neck pain. You can do these exercises on your own. If the pain persists, you can contact us. We also provide massage therapy, shockwave therapy, neurorehabilitation, and many more services.