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Wall Squats

Woman doing wall slide exercise.This exercise stretches and strengthens your lower body to help your back. As you work out, don’t rush or strain.

  • 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: Image reviewed by StayWell medical illustration team.
Online Medical Reviewer: newMentor board-certified, academically affiliated clinician
Last Review Date: 8/16/2015
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