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Neck Rotation Resets: Hands-on treatments to aid neck rotation

Optimize your neck rotation with Lift Clinic’s team of physio, chiro, RMT and strength coaches! 

This post will focus on reinforcing exercises used to improve strength and mobility in the neck rotation movement pattern.

The ability to rotate your neck through a full range of motion is important for the health of your neck and for optimal control of your arms. Neck rotation is also important in everyday life for things like shoulder checking when driving!

This post is a continuation of our blog series on our full body assessment. If you haven’t already, visit our blog page to learn more about how we assess and treat other movements in the body.

When you come in for an intial assessment, we will assess these 10 movement patterns in your body. By finding limitations in these movement patterns and by looking beyond the site of your injury, our clinicians can find the root cause of your pain and bring lasting results

For any given movement pattern, our treatment approach follows 4 primary steps:

Techniques used to test ranges of motion and find the root causes of limitations

Hands on treatment techniques used to improve & restore limited range of motion

Exercises or self treatments that help maintain the gains made from the reset techniques. 

Exercises that develop strength, resilience, and coordination for the desired movement pattern.

4 reset techniques we use to improve neck rotation:

1) C1-C2 anterior glide

2) Soft tissue mobilization (STM)

3) C2 joint mobilization

4) Intramuscular stimulation (IMS)

Book an appointment to optimize your neck rotation!

What's next?

Hands-on techniques are a great way to alleviate pain and improve mobility in your neck. However, without proper maintenance through exercise, the results of these techniques will only be temporary. To lock in these mobility gains, you will need to perform reinforcing and reloading exercises. 

On that note, stay tuned for the next post in the series: Neck Rotation Reinforce

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Have pain or movement goals?

Lift Clinic is located in East Vancouver at 4030 Knight St. Our team of Vancouver physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and strength coaches is ready to help you reach your goals as efficiently as possible! Click Book Now to get started, or Contact Us if you have any questions or would like to speak directly to a Vancouver physio, chiro or RMT about your situation before you book.

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