This exercise stretches and strengthens your lower body to help your back. As you work out, don’t rush or strain.
Stand with hips and shoulders touching a wall. Keep your feet hip-width apart and your ears, shoulders, hips, and feet in a line. If needed, place a rolled-up towel behind the small of your back.
Step forward about 2 feet, keeping your back against the wall. Slide down into a sitting position. Don’t let your hips go below your knees.
Hold for 5 seconds, then slide up. As you get stronger, hold the position longer.
Repeat ___ times per day.
© 2000-2017 The StayWell Company, LLC. 780 Township Line Road, Yardley, PA 19067. All rights reserved. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.