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Exercise 10

Stand on all fours.
Make sure that your shoulders and hips are the same height and not tilted. (Use a stick)
Tug your navel in and upwards as shown before. Tighten your buttock and pelvic floor muscles. Maintain the position of the pelvis at all times.
Hold the contraction for 10 seconds. Repeat 15 times.

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Exercise 11

The same starting position as Exercise 10.
Lift your right arm forward in the same line as your body.
Remember to stabilise your pelvis and don’t tilt it. The stick must stay in position. Hold the position for 10 seconds.
Repeat the same with the left arm.
Repeat 10 times alternatively on both sides.

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Exercise 12

The same starting position as Exercise 10.
Lift your right leg straight backwards in the same line as your body.
Stabilise the pelvis and don’t tilt it. The stick must stay in position. Hold the position for 10 seconds.
Do exactly the same on the left. 
Repeat 10 times alternatively on both sides.

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Exercise 13

Only after 6 weeks and when all the other exercises are performed effortlessly.
The same starting position as Exercise 10.
Lift the right arm forward and left leg backward simultaneously.
Keep your pelvis stabilised. The stick must stay in position.
Hold the position for 10 seconds.
Repeat now with your left arm and right leg.
Repeat 10 times alternatively on both sides.

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Remember that the stretches and exercises must not cause any pain. If any of the exercises or stretches cause any pain, reduce the intensity. If it still continues to cause pain, stop immediately and contact your therapist.



 
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