Phase I: Transverse Abdominis Isometrics

Exercises to protect and repair.

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Always follow your therapist’s instructions for your customized rehabilitation, even if they differ from what you see here.

  • Place first 2 fingers just inside pelvic bone
  • Take a deep breath in and out, relaxing all your ab muscles. At the end of your exhale, draw in your belly button toward your spine/kegel exercise
  • You should feel tension under your fingers and there should be no movement of the spine or pelvis
  • Hold the contraction through 10 normal breaths
  • Perform 2 sets of 10 reps, at least 2 times per day

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