Lumbar Spine Flexion Stretch; Standing
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Method:

Standing with your feet hip width apart. Move slowly and gently reaching hands down front of your legs towards the toes.Pause and roll back up into a standing position finishing with your head high and shoulders back.

To modify the exercise you can rest hands on the legs as you bend forwards and use them to support as you move back into standing.

Physiotherapy, Injury Prevention & Fitness Recommendations:

Do NOT use unless advised to do so by a qualified health professional.

Avoid repeated forward bend positions especially in the early morning.

Avoid bouncing.

Stop if the stretch causes pain.

Perform the stretch 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 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.

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