Directions: Place a stick behind your back, maintaining contact with the back of your head, thoracic spine, and sacrum (bottom) while sitting down. You can support the stick with one arm behind your neck and one arm behind your lower back. Bend forward at your hips, maintaining contact with the stick at all 3 points, and stand straight up. Return to starting position. If you have limited arm mobility or pain, place your hands at your hips for this exercise and focus on maintaining an upright posture.
Note: exercises should only be performed if instructed by a properly trained health care practitioner.