Head Rolls
  • Either sit in a chair or stand distributing your weight evenly on both feet.
  • Gently bend you head down, bringing your chin toward your chest.
  • Roll your head to the right so that your ear is over your shoulder (Fig 1). Hold this position for 5 seconds.
  • Gently roll your head back toward your chest and to the left. Turn your head so that your ear is over your left shoulder (Fig 2). Hold for 5 seconds.
  • Slowly roll your head back and in a clockwise circle thrice (Fig 3)
  • Reverse directions and slow roll your head in a counterclockwise circle thrice. (Fig 4)

Kneeling Back Extension
  • Begin on your hands and knees with your shoulders positioned over your hands.
  • Move onto your arms, round your shoulders and allow your low back to drop toward the floor. Hold for 5 seconds.
  • Move backward and sit on your buttocks close to your heels. Extend your arms and hold for 5 seconds.

Sitting Rotation Stretch
  • Sit on the floor with both legs spread straight in front of you. Cross one leg over the other.
  • Slowly twist toward your bent leg, and support with your hand behind you.
  • Place your other arm on the side of your bent thigh and use it twist further.
  • Look over your shoulder and hold the stretch for 30 seconds. Come back to center.
  • Repeat on the other side. Repeat the entire sequence 4 times.

Modified Seat Side Straddle
  • Sit on the floor with one leg extended to the side and the other leg bent.
  • Keep your back straight and bend from your hips toward the foot of your straight leg. Reach your hands toward your toes of the extended leg, and hold for 5 seconds.
  • Gradually round your spine and bring your hands to your shin or ankle. Bring your head down close to your knee as far as possible.
  • Hold for 30 seconds and then relax for 30 seconds.
  • Repeat on the other side. Repeat the sequence 10 times.

Knee to Chest
  • Lie with your back on the floor.
  • Lift one leg and bring your knee toward your chest. Grasp your knee or shin and pull your leg in as far as possible.
  • Tighten your abdominals, pressing your spine to the floor. Hold for 5 seconds.
  • Repeat on the other side. Then pull both legs in together. Repeat the sequence 10 times.

Bird Dog
  • Begin with your hands and knees, positioning your shoulders over your hands and your hips right over your knees.
  • Tighten your abdominal muscles and raise one arm straight out to the shoulder level in alignment with your body. Hold until you feel balanced.
  • Slowly lift and extend the opposite leg straight out from your hip.
  • Tighten the muscles of your buttocks and thigh, holding this position for 15 seconds.
  • Return to the start position and repeat with the other arm and leg.

Plank
  • Lie on your stomach with your forearms on the floor and your elbows directly below your shoulders.
  • Tightening your abdominal muscles, lift your hips off the floor.
  • Squeeze your gluteal muscles and lift your knees off the floor.
  • Keep your body straight and hold for 30 seconds. If find it difficult to hold this position, bring your knees back to the floor. Hold with just your hips lifted.
  • Return to the start position and rest 30 seconds. Repeat.

Modified Side Plank
  • Lie on your side on a firm surface, with your bottom leg slightly bent and top leg straight. Bring your elbow directly under your shoulder, with your forearm extended in front of you.
  • Tighten your abdominal muscles and raise your hip off the floor.
  • If you can, straighten your bottom leg and lift your knee off the floor.
  • Keep your body straight holding it in this position for 15 seconds.
  • Gradually return to the start position and repeat on the other side.

Hip Bridge
  • Lie on your back on the floor with your arms at your sides, your knees bent, and your feet flat on the floor.
  • Tighten your abdominal and gluteal muscles and lift your pelvis making sure your body is in a straight line from y
  • our shoulders to your knees.

  • Hold this position for 15 seconds.
  • Gradually return to the start position and repeat.

Abdominal Bracing
  • Lie on your back on the floor with your knees bent and arms at your sides.
  • Tighten your abdominal muscles so that your stomach is pulled in, away from your waistband.
  • Hold this position for 15 seconds.

Abdominal Crunch
  • Lie on your back on the floor with your knees bent and hands at the back of your head with your elbows open wide.
  • Tighten your abdominal muscles and lift your head and shoulder blades off the floor.
  • Keep your back flat on the floor and hold for 2 seconds.
  • Gradually lower and repeat.

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