Seated Hamstring Stretch - Fairview Health Services
 
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Seated Hamstring StretchMan sitting on exercise mat with one leg extended straight. Other leg is bent with bottom of foot touching inside of other leg's knee. Man is stretching forward with hands on extended leg.

The following flexibility exercise may be suggested by your therapist. Stop the exercise if it causes pain and discuss it with your physical therapist or doctor. During the exercise, be sure not to bounce.

  • Sit with one leg extended and your back straight. Bend your other leg so that the sole of your foot rests against your mid-thigh.

  • Reach toward your ankle. Keep your knee, neck, and back straight.

  • Feel the stretch in the back of your thigh.

  • Hold for 30-60 seconds. Repeat 2 times.

  • Repeat __ times per day.

For your safety, check with your health care provider before starting an exercise program.

 

 

 

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