43 Hamstring Bent Knee Stretch

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Indications

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

 

Cautions

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).

 

Technique

Bring your client’s knee to their chest then slowly attempt to straighten leg while asking for feedback. 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. Finish by bringing leg back down slowly and doing vibration.

This stretch will be felt more in the middle of the muscles while the straight knee stretch will be felt more in the tendons behind the knee.

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