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deep neck flexion in sitting exercises.
Sit on a stool, or a chair turned sideways against a wall.
Position your bottom as directed by your physiotherapist so that you can comfortably rest your upper back and your head against the wall (Fig A).
Keeping your mouth relaxed, gently nod your head, keeping the back of the head in contact with the wall throughout the movement (Fig B).
Hold for up to 5 seconds.
This exercise should be effortless and pain free.
Do not hold your breath or hunch your shoulders during this exercise.
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