How to Do Standing Banded Trunk Flexion and Extension With Rotation
The standing banded trunk flexion and extension with rotation 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 with rotation.
Beginning Flexion and Extension
1. Stand apart from a partner as pictured, and in optimal alignment.
2. Stand far enough to place pre-tension on the tubing.
Flexion and Extension Movement
1. Maintaining optimal alignment throughout the spine/hip/knees, alternate flexion and extension with the partner in a rotational up/down motion as pictured.
2. Instruct the partner to rotate to opposite directions as they Flex/Extend.
3. Generate all motion from the trunk/buttocks.
Flexion and Extension Benefits
Extensions, like shoulder flexion, aid in increasing range of motion and preventing 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 because of pain.