Posterior Neck Mobilization:
Lying on your back, place a spikey ball or a lacrosse ball behind your head, along the bony ridge of your skull, your occiput. Starting at the divot in the center of the ridge, roll the ball along the base of your skull to the corner of your ear, turn your head to the opposite side. To increase the pressure, place your opposite arm across your forehead. Roll the ball back and forth, stopping at any extra tender spots to scrub with back and forth movements. 2 minutes. Repeat on the other side.
Mobility for the Neck, Shoulders and Spine
Stiff shoulders lead to a stiff neck! A stiff neck leads to stiff shoulders! And the innocent thoracic spine is trapped in the middle! But don’t be scared we can fix it! Whether you feel stress in your shoulders or your computer posture is less than ideal, we can mobilize the whole thoracic-cervical system to decrease pain, increase stability and optimize function.
Do you have a specific issue with your range-of-motion or mobility? Are you in pain or discomfort that is impacting your ability to move well?
Email Coach Shannon with your questions!