42 Hamstring Straight Leg Stretch


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Tight hamstrings.
Inability to touch toes with the legs straight. Low back pain.


Ask for feedback and proceed slowly.

Do not bounce with this stretch as it can tear the hamstring muscle or tendons.

Do not do a hamstring stretch if there has been a recent hamstring strain (pull).


With your client supine place one hand on anterior thigh above knee and place your other hand behind your client’s heel.

Ask for feedback then slowly raise their leg. As you near the end of the range of motion with this stretch ask your client to breathe deeply and stretch on the exhale.

Stop when you receive feedback to stop or when there is resistance or the other leg begins to raise. Hold this stretch for at least six to ten seconds. Bring your clients leg back down slowly and do vibration.

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