Hamstring Stretch

Instructions: Lie on your back with both knees bent. Place your hands behind the left knee, or place a sheet around the foot. Slowly straighten the leg, feeling the stretch in the back of the thigh. Hold to the count of 10. Repeat on the other side. Do this exercise up to 10 times.

Objective: To stretch the muscles in the back of the thigh of the straight leg.

Caution: Avoid pulling the leg too close to your body. Stop the exercise if pain occurs below the knee.