Dorsal Glide

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Dorsal Glide

Picture of the dorsal glide neck stretch

Dorsal glide stretches the back of the neck. If you feel pain, do not glide so far back. You may find this exercise easier to do while lying on your back with an ice pack under your neck.

  • Sit or stand tall and look straight ahead.
  • Slowly tuck your chin as you glide your head backward over your body.
  • Hold for a count of 6, then relax for up to 10 seconds.
  • Repeat 8 to 12 times.
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
Last Revised August 2, 2010

Last Revised: August 2, 2010

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics

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