Exercises

Quadriped Exercise

Side plank
Side plank

side plank


Goal:


-To challenge your stability and improve core strength by working the muscles along the side of your body.

Procedure:

-Lie on your left side, raising yourself onto your left forearm (A).
-Place your left shoulder directly above your left elbow, keeping your shoulders, hips and knees in alignment.
-Rest your right arm along the side of your body.
-Tighten your abdominal muscles. Hold for three deep breaths.
-Repeat on your right side.
-For added challenge, balance on your left hand.
-Raise your hips off the floor and extend your right hand toward the ceiling (B).
-Hold for three deep breaths.
-Repeat on your right side.





                                    Notes:


-Do not do the exercises unless advised by your doctor.
-Repetitions of each exercise depend on your tolerance and condition, usually between 30-50 times.
-If you feel any pain while doing the exercises stop and ask your doctor.




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