Dr. Susan Courtney seated on a chair, showing how to complete the seated side twist stretch.
Weekly Exercise

Exercise of the Week: Seated Twist Stretch

This week’s exercise is a continuation of our seated stretches and exercises. Today’s stretch doesn’t require any equipment other than a seat. Do this move throughout the day- at work, school, while waiting for an appointment, even in the car at a red light.

  • Sit in a chair, back straight, feet planted flat on the ground.
  • Slowly twist to one side
  • Hold the edge of the seat with both hands for 10-15 seconds.
  • If you are unable to completely twist to where both hands can grasp the seat, you can also hold your thigh. For example, if you are twisting to the right, your left hand can grasp your right thigh rather than the seat.
  • Rotate stretching the left and right side for several rounds.

Please speak to your provider before starting any new exercise regimen.

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