Back Exercises: Side Stretch
To start, sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Shift your weight slightly forward to avoid rounding your back. Relax. Keep your ears, shoulders, and hips aligned:
Stretch your right arm overhead.
Slowly bend to the left. Don’t twist your torso. Stay within your pain limits.
Hold for 20 seconds. Return to starting position.
Repeat 2 to 5 times. Then, switch to the other side.
June 21, 2018
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