Shelton Sports and Spine | Shelton, CT Chiropractor | Dr. Jason Queiros | Sports Chiropractic
Purpose: This is primarily an IT band stretch - the band of fascia that runs from your pelvis to just past the knee on the outside of your leg. However, you can also get a stretch of the glutes, and stretching both can help contribute relieving dysfunctions that contribute to knee pain.
Instructions: Lie on your back, put a strap or a belt around your foot, and let your leg lower across your body, keeping your knee bent and your toes pointed up towards your head. You will feel a stretch or similar sensation down the side of the leg. Hold this for 30 seconds. Switch sides.
Common Errors: Bending the knee or letting the foot point - keep the knee straight, and the ankle bent!