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Stretching can help reduce the chance of injury occurring.

The following guidelines should be followed when stretching:

  • Do not do any stretches that cause pain.
  • If you have an injury or medical condition, consult your health care provider before doing any stretching activities.
  • Stretch regularly throughout the day.
  • Hold each stretch for 10 to 20 seconds.
  • Use fluid movements. Do not bounce.

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Lower Back

Shoulders & Upper Back

Neck

Arms & Wrists

Eyes

Lower Back

Place your hands on your hips and bend back gently. Watch Lower Back Stretch video.

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Shoulders and Upper Back

Place your hands behind your head and gently move your shoulder blades together and apart. Do not push on your head. Watch video.

shoulders & upper back stretches

Stretch your arms out and down. Watch video.

shoulders & upper back stretches

Reach overhead with your arms as far as you can and bend gently from side to side. Watch video.

shoulders & upper back stretches

Keeping your arms at your side, slowly roll your shoulders upward and backward. Watch video.

shoulders & upper back stretches

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Neck

Lean your head gently toward your shoulder. Watch video.

neck stretches

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Arms & Wrists

With your palm up, stretch your wrist gently backward by leaning on a firm surface. Stretch the back of your hand gently upward. Watch video.

arms and wrists

Place your palms together in front of your chest. Keeping them together, slowly lower your hands. Watch video.

arms and wrists

Make a fist with each hand and open it, spreading your fingers as fas as you can. Watch video.

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Eyes

Close your eyes for a few seconds then move your eyes in all directions. Watch video.

eyes

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