Activity: (VIDEO) ▶️ Side-lying quadratus lumborum stretch

Summary

A stretch for the side of the torso involving the quadratus lumborum, erector spine and abdominal obliques.

Description

  • Lying on one side, with the stretch-side up
  • reach the stretch side arm overhead
  • hips and knees flexed to 90 degrees each, ankles crossed, lower legs just off the side of the bed
  • relax your side, letting the pelvis drop and letting the feet lower to the floor
  • hold and repeat as needed
  • NOTE: the stretch can be increased by side-flexing towards the bed in the first step