Viper NHEXS Program: A Viper Pilot Neck Health & Conditioning Guide
Special rept. Oct-Nov 2012
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE WRIGHT PATTERSON AFB OH
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High-G flight maneuvers may pose a significant hazard to the neck muscles and surrounding support structures. Therefore, the purpose of this training manual is to provide F-16 pilots with guidance on neck injury prevention strategies and specific neck strengthening exercises. The information contained within this manual is not intended to improve or diagnose neck or spinal injuries. Rather, it is intended to provide general and preventative neck strengthening and stretching strategies. If physical symptoms of significant neck injury are present, seek medical guidance prior to following any of the neck strengthening or stretching exercise strategies recommended in this manual.
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