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Helps maintain or increase your ability to rotate your trunk.
When you are lying on your back on the floor, if the back of your head does not easily rest on the floor, then we would advise you to place a folded towel under your head to help you achieve a neutral spine.
Keep knees and ankles together.
Keep shoulders and arms resting in contact with floor.
Ensure slow, continuous movement throughout.
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 you experience dizziness, stop the exercise and contact your doctor.
Back to Action. NAAS. Available [Online] at: https://nass.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Back-to-Action-low-resolution-version.pdf 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.