Lumbar Spine Side Flexion Stretch


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Rotatores, Quadratus Lumborum, Intertransversarii, Multifidus, Internal Oblique, External Oblique & Iliocostalis Lumborum



From a neutral standing position slowly bend to the left or right whilst looking forward


Physiotherapy, Injury Prevention & Fitness Recommendations:

  • Avoid bouncing when the muscle is cold
  • 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.
  • This stretch may be useful for lower back muscle strains or ligament sprains and for abdominal muscle strains


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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