Cat/Camel This is a great mobilization/stabilization/stretch type.
1. Start on all 4s, hands over shoulders, knees over hips.
2. Let your hips rotate forward and allow your back to “sag” or “stretch” like a cat would. Hold for a few seconds, be sure there is no pain and if there is, then stop the movement prior to the pain.
3. Then imagine your sucking your belly button up to your spine and you are creating a “camel hump”. Hold at the top position for a few seconds.
4. Repeat 5-10 reps and you can do this one 2-3 times per day.
Dr. Boelk is a Certified Pain-Free Performance Specialist, Sciatica & Disc Herniation Specialist & A California Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic. He is an avid athlete and runs a very busy private practice located here in San Diego.