1

Suboccipitals:

Sitting tall, slightly tuck chin down into neck. Elongate neck by visualising a string pulling back of head up to celining as you use fingertips to gently guide motion.

Reps: 2x
Hold: 15 secs
3x/ a week

3

Levator – Self Traction Chair:

Sitting tall, grasp back edge of the chair with hand of the side to be stretched. Turn head to opposite side and flex head forward (nose toward elbow). Let body lean to feel a stretch in the back and side of the lower neck. 

Reps: 2x
Hold: 15 secs
3x/ a week 

2

Active Traps:

Seated, turn head to one side and tip ear to the opposite shoulder. Rest hand on side of head, do not pull on head. With opposite hand, slowly alternate shrugging with reaching for the floor.

Reps: 2x
Hold: 15 secs
3x/ a week 

4

Posterior Scalenes:

Sitting tall, keep shoulders back and down. Bend head slightly forward then top ear sidewats toward the shoulder to feel a stretch in the side of the neck. 

Reps: 2x
Hold: 15 secs
3x/ a week 

5

Anterior Scalenes:

Sitting tall, turn head 45 degrees to one side. Keeping head turned, lift chin up to the sky as if to be star gazing to feel a stretch in the front and side of neck.

Reps: 2x
Hold: 15 secs
3x/ a week 

6

C/S ROM – Lat Benidng:

Sitting tall with shoulders relaxed down and back. Tip head straight sideways, ear to shoulder, as far as comfortable. 

Reps: 2x
Hold: 15 secs
3x/ a week 

7

“Brugger” Postural Relief Position:

Sitting at edge of chair, feet and knees wider than pelvic width and rotated slightly outward. Maintaining a chin tuck, raise chest up, allowing spine to relax into a gentle arch. Relax shoulders and rotate arms/hands so that thumbs point backward. Hold, brathe, release and repeat throughout the day.

Sets: 1
Reps: 4x
Hold: 4-6 secs
Rest: 10 secs
2x/ a week 

8

Mid Back Mob. Extension – Wall:

Sitting with legs apart, hands by head resting on wall. Let mid back sag through shoulder blades towards wall.

Sets:2
Reps: 4x
Hold: 4-10 secs
Rest: 30 secs
3x/ a week 

9

Lats/Rot. Cuff Self Traction:

Stand at a 45 degree angle facing a closed door with one foot in front of the other in a lunge type position. Reach forward and grasp doorknob then slowly sit lower body down and backward to feel a stretch in the back and side of the shoulder. 


Reps: 2x
Hold: 20 secs
3x/ a week 

10

Active Pecs/Horizontal Abduction:

Sitting or standing with hands open, palms together in front of stomach. Begin with arms below shoulder level. Inhale. Exhale and actively bring arms straight back as far as possible keeping tall posture. Hold briefly at stretch position and return to start position. Repeat motion raising level of arms each time until arms are up in a “Y” position. Repeat the process back down to the start position. 


Reps: 2x
Hold: 20 secs
3x/ a week 

11

Shoulder “Apleys” Towel:

Holding a towel or stick in one hand, reach that hand behind the head and place it down the back. With the opposite hand behind the lowe back, grasp other end of towel and try to walk hands together. Hold where comfortable and breathe.


Reps: 2x
Hold: 20 secs
3x/ a week 

12

Shoulder Post Capsule:

Standing, raise one arm up to shoulder level and grasp a door jam or banister. Keeping arm horizontal to the floor lean body weights striaght back. Keep shoulder blade square and do not allow upper body to rotate. 


Reps: 2x
Hold: 20 secs
3x/ a week 

13

Active Lats:

Standing or sitting, reach one arm up overhead and grasp with opposite hand. Actively reach hand toward the ceiling while bending slightly to the side, assisting with the opposite hand. Breathe in while reaching, breathe out while releasing.


Reps: 2x
Hold: 20 secs
3x/ a week 

14

Shoulder Knot:

Lying on stomach, place one arm over the other. Lie upper body weight down to stretch the shoulder of the bottom arm. Breathe, relax then raise up to perform stretch with the opposite arm underneath.


Reps: 2x
Hold: 20 secs
3x/ a week 

15

T/S Ext. Mob. Supine – Towel:

Lie on back with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place a rolled up hand towel along spine between the shoulder blades. Stretch arms out to the sides and relax as spine gently extends over towel. 

Sets: 1
Reps: 4x
Hold: 4-6 secs
Rest: 10 sec
2x/ a week 

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