Number of Repetitions: Head moves through 3 cycles, each day for 4 weeks.
Goal: To move head forward and backward in the two positions, smoothly and easily, while breathing normally.
1. Lie on back. Curl up into a ball, wrapping arms around legs in “meatball” position (Figure 1). Shoulders may need to be supported by another person at first.
- Move head back (Figure 2) and hold for 5 seconds.
- Tuck chin to chest and move head forward (Figure 3) and hold for 5 seconds.
- Perform 3 cycles of head moving backward and forward. Initially, if unable to maintain meatball position, you may return to lying on back between cycles.
Unable to attain meatball position.
Unable to maintain meatball position as head moves.