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Wall Squats

This exercise stretches and strengthens your lower body to help your back. As you work out, don’t rush or strain. Woman standing with back against wall doing wall slide squat in starting position.Woman standing with back against wall doing wall slide squat.

  • Stand with hips and shoulders touching a wall. Keep your feet hip-width apart and your ears, shoulders, hips, and feet in a line. If needed, place a rolled-up towel behind the small of your back.

  • Step forward about 2 feet, keeping your back against the wall. Slide down into a sitting position. Don’t let your hips go below your knees.

  • Hold for 5 seconds, then slide up. As you get stronger, hold the position longer. 

  • Repeat ___ times per day.

Online Medical Reviewer: Bellendir, Trina, MSPT, CLT
Online Medical Reviewer: newMentor board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 3/11/2013
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