Strength/Postural Exercises

"Shoulder Circles"

  1. Begin with shoulders in a relaxed position
  2. Slowly lift shoulders upward, around, and back
  3. Return to starting and repeat 5 times in each direction

"Neck Rolls"

  1. Sit or stand with good posture
  2. Bend head to one side and slowly rotate towards the other side and around
  3. Repeat 5 times in each direction

"Side Bends"

  1. Place hands on hips as shown
  2. Lean to one side until you feel a stretch
  3. Hold 3 – 5 seconds
  4. Repeat 5 times each side

"Hamstring Stretch"

  1. Sit with leg propped as shown
  2. Relax, letting the leg straighten
  3. Lean forward, keeping the back straight
  4. Hold 30 – 60 seconds, repeat each leg

"Calf Stretch"

  1. Hold wall or counter for balance 
  2. Position one foot behind with heel down and knee straight
  3. Feet should be pointing directly forward 
  4. Hold 30 – 60 seconds, repeat each leg
Before initiating any exercise program, consult with your physician and or physical therapist.