Trunk Rotation | Fight The Fuse

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Trunk Rotation[1]

Benefits of exercise:

  • Helps maintain or increase the ability to rotate the trunk.

Repetition recommended:

  • 3 times to the left and 3 times to the right.


  • Keep eyes level – do not look down to the floor or tip head up to ceiling.
  • Do not allow yourself to bend forwards or backwards during movement.
  • Relax shoulders back and down.
  • Ensure hips and pelvis remain still, facing forwards.
  • Ensure slow, continuous movement throughout.


  • If you experience dizziness, stop the exercise and contact your doctor

Ask your Rheumatologist for biologics that slow down spinal fusion.

Looking Up

Daily Exercise Routine

Trunk Side Bend


  1. Back to Action. NAAS. Available [Online] at: Accessed on 7 May 2019

Disclaimer: This is a graphical representation of an Ankylosing Spondylitis patient. Always seek medical advice from your Rheumatologist/Physiotherapist before undertaking any physical activity. The content on this website is not a substitute for any medical advice.