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.


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.