Trunk Side Bend | Fight The Fuse

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Trunk Side Bend[1]

Benefits of exercise:

  • Helps maintain or increase the ability to side bend at the waist.

Repetition recommended:

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


  • Do not allow yourself to bend forwards or backwards during movement.
  • Do not allow yourself to rotate/turn your trunk.
  • Keep shoulders relaxed.
  • Ensure hips and pelvis remain still, facing forwards.
  • Maintain even weight through your knees throughout the movement. Do not allow the opposite knee to lift.
  • 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.

Trunk Rotation

Daily Exercise Routine

Lumbar Extension & Flexion - 1


  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.