The Brugger Relief Position*

The Brugger Relief is a simple exercise that when done throughout the day can provide relief from low back pain. This can be done in modified form even when in a car. This exercise was developed by a European neurologist.


To do the maneuver do the following:
Sit at the edge of a chair.
Put your knees apart slightly and your feet under the knees.
Arch your back.
Rotate your arms outward so your palms face forward.
Separate your fingers and point your thumb backward.
Tuck in your chin.
Hold this position while taking a deep breath in though your abdomen.
Repeat 2-3 times per hour.

* Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies(1999)

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