Weekly Exercise

Exercise Of The Week: Seated Staff Stretch

This week’s exercise is often called the “seated staff” stretch. It helps strengthen your upper back, abdomen, and chest.

  • Begin by sitting on the floor, with your legs stretched out in front of you.
  • If you have difficulty sitting, place a folded towel beneath your buttocks to assist in straightening your back while avoiding stress on your hamstrings.
  • You can also sit with your shoulders back against a wall for added support.
    • Draw your thighs down to the ground, and flex your feet, keeping your heels firmly on the ground as well.
    • Ensure you are keeping your back straight, and avoid leaning forward.
    • Put your arms back by your hips, pressing your palms firmly down to the ground.
    • Keep your head straight, parallel to the floor.
    • Hold the pose for 20-30 seconds.
    • Repeat, but while pointing your toes.
  • As always, please consult with your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.

    -Dr. Courtney

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