Lying on your front bend one knee and then the other to 90 degrees. Slowly and with control let the feet fall the the side but keep the knees together.
Pause at the full range of your comfortable movement and then draw the feet back together.
You may find it useful to have someone support your legs into the starting position.
Your physiotherapist will advise if you need additional assistance to stretch further.
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.