today we will continue to discuss about Mckenzie exercises.


Flexion (bending) is directional preference. If flexion movement causes symptoms to become more central, the following exercises might be prescribed.

  1. Lying supine

– Lying supine (Figure 6)

– Knees bent (Figure 7)

– Knees to chest (Figure 8)

  1. Seated

– Flex with hands beneath seat (Figure 9) (an intermediate step is to flex forward bringing hands to the floor)

  1. Standing

– Flex to floor (Figure 10)


If you feel pain while or after exercise in home, need to consult with your physical therapist and modify the intensity and the frequency of these exercises.