Lie down with a soft pillow under your neck, and with your knees bent up. Gently and slowly nod your head forward as if to say ‘yes’. Feel the muscles at the front of your neck. Stop the nodding action just before you feel the front muscles hardening. Hold the nod position for five seconds
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Kneel with affected knee on the ground, same side arm goes back causing pelvis (hips) to shift forward, and back to extend. Hold for 20- 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times.
Stand approximately 3 feet from a wall Place both hands on the wall one on top of the other as high as you can reach. Step back with one foot. Bend at the hips, keeping your chest up and chin tucked in. Take a deep breath, exhale slowly and let your back sag toward the
The peroneal muscles run down the outside of the lower leg and are difficult to stretch and so often neglected in a stretching routine. Sit in a chair with one ankle resting on the other knee. With your hands, point the foot (plantarflex) and turn the sole of the foot upwards (invert). Hold for between
This gentle stretch can help alleviate the aches associated with tight muscles around the neck and upper back. This can be done first thing in the morning, as well as during breaks at work to help minimise tightness and decrease the potential of tension related headaches. Gently bend your head forwards with one hand whilst
Many back pain patients know the feeling of tension in the back, especially first thing in the morning. This Back Stretch can help bring back some suppleness and increase mobility, decreasing back pain and discomfort. While lying on one’s back, pull both knees to the chest while simultaneously flexing the head forward until a comfortable
Lie down on the ground. Close your eyes and breathe deeply as you bend your knees and plant your feet on the ground, hip-width apart. Drop your knees to the left as you gently turn your head to the right. Hold for two minutes. Then drop your knees to the right, and turn your head
While seated or standing, rotate your shoulders backward and down in the largest circle you can make. This opens the chest, counteracting the rounded shoulders that are common among pregnant women.
Sit on the floor with your feet wider than your hips, nod your head forward and begin to bend forward by hinging at the hips. Breathe normally. As you go down, draw your chin into your neck. Your hands should not reach past your toes, you’re not aiming to lie on the floor and
Stretching the ITB is slightly different from stretching other muscles, as the ITB is a thick, fibrous band rather than an elastic muscle. Stand upright and cross your right leg behind your left. Lean slightly forwards and to your left side until you feel a stretch on the outside of your right leg. Lean on