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Topic PD exercise #4 Abdominal Strengthening Go to previous topic Go to next topic Go to higher level

By shakingpt On 2010.08.03 06:14
Abdominal strengthening exercise. Strong abdominal exercises are so important for transfers, especially from laying in bed to sitting over the edge of the bed.

When laying down on back, bend knees with feet flat on bed. Reach for the knees with both hands while lifting head and shoulders off of the bed. There is no need to try and do a full sit-up. Just lifting the head and shoulders off of the bed is good enough to get a contraction from the abdominals for strengthening. Repeat 10-15 times, 3 xs daily.

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