Back Care Tip: Latissimus Dorsi Stretch

Today we teach you how to effectively stretch the latissimus dorsi muscle which is the long muscle that connects your armpit to your lower back.

Target: To stretch the long Latissimus Dorsi muscle which connects your armpit to your lower back.

Step 1:   Use a chair or table to extend your arms and hands on. Drop chest through arms

Step 2:   Side bend lower back and buttocks away from side of stretch as you extend

Step 3:   Reach with the hand of the stretching side, repeat slowly 10 times

Exercise recommendation by Kate Pallett and Sara Croker

Physio in photo: Kate Pallett

 

** Please note it is highly recommended you seek advice from a physiotherapist before commencing any stretching exercise if you experience pain. 

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