- With foot on bench or floor place towel around ankle. Grasp
both ends of towel behind ankle with closest hand. Stand on opposite
leg and touch wall or stationary object with other arm for balance.
Pull foot to rear end with towel.
- Straighten hip by moving knee backward. Hold stretch. Repeat
with opposite side.
- Alternatively, hip may be initially extended, then ankle
can be slowly pulled towards rear end. With either technique,
do not allow knee to flare outward to side. If low back is sensitive
to hyperextension, hip should be postured in more neutral position
than demonstrated. If knee is not completely flexed Iliopsoas
may be stretched; Quadriceps
will not be stretched significantly. If range of motion permits
try Standing Quadriceps Stretch with