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To help maintain or increase your ability to side bend at the waist
Do not allow yourself to bend forwards or backwards during movement
Do not allow yourself to rotate / turn your trunk
Keep shoulders relaxed
Ensure hips and pelvis remain still, facing forwards
Maintain even weight through your knees throughout the movement. Do not allow the opposite knee to lift
Ensure slow, continuous movement throughout.
Remission Patient: 10 reps each time, 1 time/day
Flare Patient: 5 reps each time, 3 times/day
Option of doing it in sitting
If you experience dizziness, stop the exercise and contact your doctor
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.