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Hamstring Stretch (with Towel)

To start, lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Don’t press your neck or lower back to the floor. Breathe deeply. You should feel comfortable and relaxed in this position.

Here are the steps to the hamstring stretch:

  • Put a towel behind one knee or calf.

  • Use the towel to pull the leg toward your chest, keeping the leg straight or slightly bent.

  • Hold for  30 to 60 seconds. Then lower the leg.

  • Repeat  2 to 3 times.

  • Switch legs. 

 

For your safety, check with your healthcare provider before starting an exercise program.

Online Medical Reviewer: Kenny Turley PA-C
Online Medical Reviewer: L Renee Watson MSN RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Raymond Kent Turley BSN MSN RN
Date Last Reviewed: 11/1/2017
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