Hook lying is an excellent physical therapy exercise for those who suffer from back pain. It is easy to perform and is highly recommended for anyone suffering from pain when sitting in a chair.
- This position is known as constructive rest.
- The position’s name reflects the fact that it allows you to relax while keeping your mind sharp.
- Another way to perform hook lying is to place your calf on a chair or any other surface tall enough for your legs and feet.
- This variation of hook lying is also known as 90-90 position ninety-ninety. It refers to the angle that your hips and knees form. If you use this position, make sure to talk to your physical therapist to determine if it is making right angles.
- This position will allow you to align your lower back and lower extremities in neutral, which will reduce muscle strain and ease back tension.