How to Do Standing Banded Trunk Flexion and Extension
The standing banded trunk flexion and extension should begin with good posture to avoid injury. Brace the spine by drawing your lower abdomen inward. Your core muscles should be activated to support your posture as you perform the exercise.
If any pain is experienced, immediately stop the standing banded trunk flexion and extension.
Beginning Flexion and Extension
1. Stand apart from a partner as pictured in optimal alignment.
2. Stand far enough to place pre-tension on the tubing.
Flexion and Extension Movement
1. Maintaining optimal alignment through the spine/hip/knees, alternate flexion and extension with the partner, as pictured.
2. Generate all motion from the trunk/buttocks.
Flexion and Extension Benefits
Extensions, like shoulder flexion, aim to improve range of motion and prevent shoulder problems. Shoulder flexion and extension exercises may be utilized in physical therapy if a patient is unable to move his or her arms out in front of them, above their heads, or behind them due to pain.