IPC Physical Therapy Center - Back exercises/Knee to Chest


Back exercises

Knee to Chest

knee to chest


o strengthen the lower part of the abdominal muscles.


-The patient position is lying on his/her back while bending both knees and keeping the arms crossed over the chest.

-Move your lower extremities up toward your chest.
-Your doctor may ask you to change the angle between your thigh and your leg (this exercise gets more difficult when you increase this angle), and may ask you to hold this position for 5 seconds and then relax.


-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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