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Exercise Spotlight!

An awesome mobility exercise most people can benefit from is good ol’ Cat Camel. For those that have practiced yoga, this may be familiar to you.

The thoracic spine (mid-back) is designed to be stable while our neck and low back are more flexible. You may find from sitting more or working in the yard, your mid-back can get stiff and uncomfortable. This may contribute to pain or stiffness in the neck or low back as well. Cat Camel is a great exercise that requires no equipment and very little time. 

Breathe in → lift your head up & let your spine press toward the floor → breathe out → draw your belly button toward your spine → tuck your head under & let your spine curl up toward the ceiling. Breathe slowly and rhythmically, letting your motion follow your breath. Repeat 5 - 10 times. 

These photo examples are from MedBridge. 

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at BHPT. We’re here for you.

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