1. Lying on your back with a towel rolled under your heel. Gently press the knee straight down into the bed, feeling the stretch at the back of the leg.
2. Sitting tall in a chair. Position the heel on a chair for support and press the leg straight.
Your physiotherapist will advise on the length of time to hold the stretch and number of repetitions to perform.
Physiotherapy, Injury Prevention & Fitness Recommendations:
Avoid stretching the muscle is cold.
Stop if the stretch / exercise causes pain.
Perform the stretch / exercise in a safe environment to avoid the risk of a fall or injury.
Recommended stretch for use within a warm-up or cool down.
As instructed by a skilled physiotherapist, the stretch / exercise is beneficial for injury prevention, to aid recovery from specific injuries, enhancement of the injury healing process, elongates tight muscles, reduces soft tissue tightness and alleviates joint stiffness.
Please feel free to contact the Manchester G4 Clinic to speak to a member of the team for any questions that you may have.