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Trunk Side Bend (Kneeling)

Benefits of exercise:
  • 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.

Repetition recommended:
  • 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


  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.