What is neck side flexion (isometric)?

Neck side flexion (isometric)

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  1. Sit in a chair, or stand up straight. If you're standing, keep your feet about hip-width apart.
  2. Keep your neck straight, and look straight ahead.
  3. Put your right hand against the right side of your head above your ear.
  4. As you press against the side of your head with your hand, also press your head back against your hand. You should feel the muscles at the side of your neck tighten, but your head should not move to either side. Press firmly, but not as hard as you can.
  5. Hold for about 6 seconds.
  6. Repeat 8 to 12 times.
  7. Repeat these steps using your left hand against the left side of your head.

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