Standing to face a wall place the back of your hand flat to the wall and keep the elbow straight. Hold the position for 20-30 seconds. You can also use your opposite hand to add the downward pressure if you are unable to manage the stretch against the wall.
Can also practice the stretch with the back of the hand resting on a bed or table ( picture 2) keeping the elbow straight and feel the stretch along the forearm.
Please ask your physiotherapist if you are unsure which technique is for you.
Physiotherapy, Injury Prevention & Fitness Recommendations:
Avoid stretching 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.
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.