Common Chiropractic Exercises

Chiropractic Excercises

Exercise and Rehab

Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal disorders. Dr. Deevers may recommend exercises to strengthen weak areas or improve flexibility.

Here’s the most common chiropractic exercises and stretches that patients are suggested after their appointments.


Click to see chiropractic exercises for specific areas:

  • Chin tucks (for Deep Cervical Flexors)
  • Lateral Flexion and Extension
Upper Back
  • Rowing exercises (for Rhomboids)
  • Y, W, and T exercises on an exercise ball (for posterior Deltoid & Rhomboid)
  • Push-Up Plus exercise (for Serratus Anterior)
  • Pec major and minor stretch

  • Push-up exercise (for Pectorals)

  • Internal and External Rotation exercises (for Rotator Cuff)
  • Pendulum Swings (for acute shoulder pain or post surgery)
  • Finger Walk up Wall (to improve ROM with acute shoulder pain
Lower Back / Hips / Core
  • Bodyweight Squat exercise (for glutes, quads
  • Glute Bridge exercise
  • Glute / Piriformis stretch
  • Front and Side Planks exercises (for abdominals)
  • Superman exercise (for thoracic & lumbar paraspinals)
  • Knee to Chest stretch (for lumbar paraspinals)
  • Hip Flexor stretch (for Psoas)
  • QL stretch
  • Hip Hikes exercise (for QL)
  • Lateral Flexion and Extension
  • IT Band stretch
  • Quad stretch
  • Groin stretch (for Adductors)
  • Hamstring stretch
  • Calf stretch (for Gastrocnemius and Soleus)
  • Lateral Flexion and Extension
Foot / Ankle
  • Ankle ABC exercise (to improve ROM and with acute ankle sprains)

  • Proprioception exercise (for ankle instability and balance control)