IPC Physical Therapy Center - Back exercises/Half Bridging


Back exercises

Half Bridging

half bridging


-To strengthen the lower back muscles.


The patient position is lying on his/her back while bending one leg and the other extended. keeping the arms straight beside his body, and to make it more difficult, cross your arms around your chest.

-Raise the lower back (waist) up while maintaining the extended leg raised at the same level of he waist. Try to hold this position for 5 seconds then return to the starting position.


-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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