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Table 1 Details of specific neck exercises

From: The effects of deep neck muscle-specific training versus general exercises on deep neck muscle thickness, pain and disability in patients with chronic non-specific neck pain: protocol for a randomized clinical trial (RCT)

I.Participants move their eyes upward and backward without any movement of the head and neck and hold for 5 s.
II.Participants move their eyes downward and forward without any movement of the head and neck and hold for 5 s.
III.Participants do chin talk by bringing their chin closer to their sternum, and hold for 5 s.
IV.Participants perform a light isometric nodding accompanied by downward movement of their eyes. They will be asked to apply moderate resistance to their chin with their own hands in the opposite direction of the chin movement.
V.Participants press the occiput area (behind the head) with submaximal pressure to the bed and hold for 5 s.