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Cat-Camel

Picture of how to do the cat-camel exercise
  • Get down on your hands and knees on the floor.
  • Relax your head, and allow it to droop.
  • Round your back up toward the ceiling until you feel a nice stretch in your upper, middle, and lower back.
  • Hold this stretch for as long as it feels comfortable, or about 15 to 30 seconds.
  • Return to the starting position with a flat back while you are on all fours.
  • Let your back sway by pressing your stomach toward the floor. Lift your buttocks toward the ceiling.
  • Hold this position for 15 to 30 seconds.
  • Repeat 2 to 4 times.

Current as of: July 1, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Joan Rigg PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

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