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Hamstring Muscle Stretch; Standing
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Muscles:

Semimembranosus,  Semitendinosus, Soleus & Gastrocnemius

 

Method:

Stand upright and raise one leg on to an object. Keep the leg straight and your toes pointing straight up. Keep your back straight and lean forward.

 

Physiotherapy, Injury Prevention & Fitness Recommendations:

  • Avoid bouncing when the muscle is cold
  • Stop if the stretch causes pain
  • Perform the stretch in a safe environment to avoid the risk of a fall or injury
  • Recommended stretch for use within a warm-up or cool down
  • Tight hamstrings may contribute to biomechanical injuries, lower limb problems or low back pain
  • As instructed by a skilled physiotherapist, the stretch 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.
  • This stretch may be useful for lower back muscle strains & ligament sprains, hamstring strains and calf strains.

 

Please feel free to contact the Manchester G4 Clinic to speak to a member of the team for any questions that you may have.

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