Back Exercises

Back Exercises

The following are examples of exercises and stretches that Varsity Orthopedics may recommend for patients related to a back injury.

Prone opposite arm/leg lift

Rest trunk over ball. Lay prone on exercise ball. Slowly raise your right arm and your left leg. Alternate with your left arm and your right leg.

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Press upper body into shown position, keeping hips in contact with the floor. Keep low back and buttocks relaxed. Hold for 3-5 seconds.

Note: Exercises shown are general and not specific to all injuries. These exercises should only be used under the guidance of a physical therapist. For complete and optimal rehabilitation, a physical therapy evaluation by a licensed physical therapist is recommended.

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