This exercise is in three parts. The first part is to create a table top with your arms, back and legs as seen in the picture, Next, round the spine like a cat moving through all the spinal segments, making sure you are breathing. Follow with reversing the position like a smile, the back curves downward. Careful not to sag too much in the small of the low back. Repeat this 5 times. The next part is to come back to table top, pause in this position, and without moving the back, draw the belly into the spine without holding your breath for two counts, then relax the abdomen. Repeat this 5 times. The final art of this exercise is to lean down towards your heels to stretch the arms and back as if in a child’s pose position or prayer position. Rest in the position for a few breaths.
Home Exercise Programs
A large part of the success in a physical therapy program is doing a regular Home Exercise Program. Here are some examples of some exercises that are based on CCPT’s physical and integrative rehab programs. The audio instructions are to assist you in carrying over the instructions given with your private sessions. Please note that these are not intended for the general public unless you have cleared this with your own health practitioner.