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Exercises for Managing Physical Complications After Delivery - Low Back

Teri Maciejewski, PT - Physical Therapist/Women's Health Specialist

You will be doing a lot of bending, a lot of lifting with a little one. This is great for moms, postpartum moms. It's actually great for any, for any male/female, postpartum or not, this is a great thing for anyone to do. So what you do is, you just lie on your stomach like you're going to do a push-up. (Okay)So you lie on your stomach with your hands under your shoulders like you're about to do a push-up and you get to leave your pelvis on the ground and you just straighten your elbows to take your back up into extension. You just go up whatever you can comfortably and back down. (And how about my head and neck?).It would be nice to keep that in alignment. You know your ears and shoulders - you don't necessarily need to extend your head back. You don't need to necessarily let it drop down; just to keep it in line with the rest of your spine. 10 repetitions of this every evening to counteract the bending that you've done in a day is really nice and again you want to go just to where you feel it and back down when you're all finished you should always feel the same or better then you know you've done just the right amount.