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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.

Online Medical Reviewer: Evans, Ben, PT
Online Medical Reviewer: Khan, A Shabi, MD
Last Review Date: 10/6/2011
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