NECK PAIN – MOBILITY AND STRENGTH
With neck pain, we may need to address mobility and strength. A common area to check is the posterior neck, including upper traps (UT). The UT many times can be stiff or “tight” due to many reasons, such as after a long work/school day, stress, or hard lifting session. In this case, a combination of soft tissue mobility and active strengthening can assist in reducing neck pain.
The following vids can be implemented to assist in reducing neck pain/stiffness (2 mobility and 2 strengthening movements):
1️⃣ UT Overpressure w/ Neck Rotation (lacrosse ball)
2️⃣ UT Overpressure w/ Shoulder Flexion (lacrosse ball)
3️⃣ Prone Angels
4️⃣ Quadruped Back Extension w/ Neck Rotation