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Back Exercises: Side StretchEjercicios para la espalda: Estiramiento lateral

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.

  • Hold for 20 seconds. Return to starting position.

  • Repeat 2 times. Then, switch to the other side.

Publication Source: National Guideline Clearinghouse

Online Source: National Guideline Clearinghouse

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2007-12-12T00:00:00-07:00