Directions: Place a stick behind your back and hold with one arm behind your neck and one arm behind your lower back. The stick should maintain contact with the back of your head, thoracic spine, and sacrum (bottom) throughout the exercise. Keep your knees bent and bend forward at the hips as far as you can before the stick comes off your back. An improperly performed exercise would demonstrate the stick coming off the sacrum. Note: if your arms have limited mobility, are painful or your head is positioned too far forward, you may not be able to use a stick for this exercise. If this is the case, place your hands on your hips for the exercise.
Note: exercises should only be performed if instructed by a properly trained health care practitioner.