Showing posts with label Neck Stretches. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Neck Stretches. Show all posts

Sep 14, 2013

Flexibility Exercises

Original article here:
 This exercise program is designed to reduce the aches and pains associated with the stresses of job tasks and everyday activities.
The exercises are very simple to perform and will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

Exercise Instructions

These Flexibility Exercises should be performed at the beginning of each work day. Additionally, it is strongly recommended that the exercises be performed following breaks. Perform each exercise slowly and smoothly, hold for five seconds, then relax. Repeat each exercise five times.
Each exercise should be done to the point of feeling a comfortable stretching sensation.
Breathe normally while performing the exercises; do not hold your breath.

Neck Stretches

Neck stretches
Bend to Right Side
Bend Forward
Bend to Left Side


Shoulder Exercises

Shoulder exercises
Shoulders Up
Shoulders Back
Arms Up
Stretch Arms Back




Arm Stretches

arm stretches
Stretch Opposite Shoulder
Stretch Arms Back and Down



Wrist Stretches

wrist stretches
Stretch Wrist Back with the Elbow Straight
Stretch Wrist Down with the Elbow Straight




Thumb Stretches

thumb stretches
Straighten Out Thumb
Bend Thumb Across Palm and Wrist Sideways



Finger Stretches

finger stretches
Make a Fist
Straighten Fingers
Form a Fist, Raise Back Knuckles
Straighten Fingers
Spread Fingers Apart and Together
Push Back Knuckle and Bend Finger Down

Smaller: Exercise Program Modified From:
Dr. Colt Murphy, Exercise Physiologist, Johnson & Johnson
Dr. Lutz, Corporate Medical Director, Ethicon
Department of Engineering, Department of Health & Safety, Ethicon