Exercise at Home Make an Appointment Ask a Question Search Conditions Exercise and staying active are an important part of rehabilitation for chronic disease. Below are some exercises you can do at home, but be sure to discuss any plans to begin exercising with your doctor. If you experience any pain with these exercises, please do not continue with the movement and contact your provider. Posture Exercises Better posture means better breathing and movement. Axial Extension Shoulder Blade Squeeze Strength Exercises Strength exercises can improve your breathing, strength and ability to move. Dowel Exercise Modified Knee Bends Shoulder Horizontal Abduction Step Ups This information has been approved by Kimberly Sack, MS, PT (May 2012).