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Quadriceps – Front of thigh

Why Stretch?

Stretching exercises encourage lengthening of your muscles and associated tendons.  Short and tight muscles can lead to pressure on nerves and pain.  By its effect of lengthening muscles, stretching promotes flexibility and full range of motion about your joints.

Hold the stretch for 15 seconds in each direction 3-4 times per day

Quad Stretch
Steady yourself by resting your left hand on the wall/counter or chair

Keep an upright posture and lift you right foot off the ground

Bend the right knee and grasp your right ankle with your right hand

Gently pull your ankle up and back until you feel a stretch in the front of your right thigh

Left leg should be slightly bent at the knee

Repeat for opposite leg

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