Seated Hamstring Stretch - Knee

In this video Alex is demonstrating a Seated Hamstring Stretch.  This is for a stretch of the muscles on the back of your thigh.  This is a good stretch to perform both before and after surgery in order to help with knee straightening.

  • Sit in one chair, propping the heel of the leg to be stretched on another chair seat same height or slightly lower
  • Keep your back straight, head up
  • Don't allow the knee to bend up as you stretch
  • Lean forward from your hips/waist until you feel a gentle stretch at the back of your thigh/knee
  • Hold 20-30 seconds
  • Perform 2-3 repetitions
  • Repeat on opposite side