Rest on your elbows and knees. Engage your core muscles by drawing the belly button to your spine but do not let the back arch. Slowly raise the hips and belly from the floor without letting the contraction in the core. imagine a pole resting along the spine and don’t let the back arch away or sway.
Your physiotherapist will be able to correct your technique and posture. They will also advise you how long to hold and how many repetitions to perform.
Physiotherapy, Injury Prevention & Fitness Recommendations:
Avoid stretching the muscle is cold.
Stop if the stretch / exercise causes pain.
Perform the stretch / exercise in a safe environment to avoid the risk of a fall or injury.
Recommended stretch for use within a warm-up or cool down.
As instructed by a skilled physiotherapist, the stretch / exercise is beneficial for injury prevention, to aid recovery from specific injuries, enhancement of the injury healing process, elongates tight muscles, reduces soft tissue tightness and alleviates joint stiffness.
Please feel free to contact the Manchester G4 Clinic to speak to a member of the team for any questions that you may have.