The difficulty performing the quad stretch exercise lies in maintaining trunk and knee position, as there’s a strong tendency to arch your back (which places extra stress on your spine) as well as allow the knee to drift out of position.
This exercise targets your thigh, hip and abdominal muscles.
Maintain position of your trunk, pelvis and knee during the stretch to facilitate muscle activation and joint protection.
If you’ve had a low back, hip or knee injury, check with your physical therapist first.
Place one ankle across a stable surface as shown but don’t arch your back. Next, pull your belly inward away from your pant line.
While maintaining trunk/pelvic position, slowly tuck your pelvis under you while keeping your knee in the same spot.
Repeat as directed by your physical therapist.
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We strongly recommend that you do not attempt to perform any of our exercises without formal training from our physical therapists so as to avoid potential injury. The exercises shown have specific purpose and yield benefits when performed in conjunction with a complete therapy program that is customized to each patient. The only way this can be initiated is through an initial evaluation.
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