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Alternate Knee To Chest

Benefits of exercise:
  • Helps maintain or increase your ability to bend your hips and lower back.

  • If the back of your head does not easily rest on the floor, place a folded towel under your head to help you achieve a neutral spine.


Repetition recommended:
  • Remission Patient: 10 reps, hold for 10 seconds each time, 1 time/day.

  • Flare Patient: 5 reps, hold for 10 seconds each time, 2-3 times/day.

  • If dizziness is experienced, discontinue the exercise and contact your doctor.


  1. Back to Action. NAAS. Available [Online] at: Accessed on 7 May 2019

Disclaimer: This material is not meant to replace professional advice from HCPs. Please consult your doctors/physiotherapist if you have any questions or before undertaking any physical activities.

Exercises should help reduce pain/stiffness. If these symptoms worsen, please stop the exercises and consult your physician / physiotherapist. If symptoms stay the same, consider increasing 1-2 repetitions each time.