Exercise for back pain – Hamstring stretch

//Exercise for back pain – Hamstring stretch

Exercise for back pain – Hamstring stretch

By |2018-11-04T11:33:22+00:00February 4th, 2011|General|Comments Off on Exercise for back pain – Hamstring stretch

Continuing our exercise for back pain – ham string stretch is a great one for helping you to loosen the tight hamstrings than can occur from constantly sitting at your desk.

1. Lie on your back with both legs straight out.

2. Bend one knee up and grab the back of your thigh.

3. Without lifting your head, slowly try to straighten the knee until you feel the stretch in the back of your thigh/leg – do not go beyond this point. There should be no pain!!

4. Hold this stretch for 10 seconds

5. Repeat on alternate sides. Six times in total

In the video below active-x’s very own Director of Exercise Oliver Jessop will guide you through exactly how to do this.



About the Author:

Clinic Director and Osteopath. Gavin graduated as a Gold Medallist in 1991 and is now a Vice Patron of the British School of Osteopathy. Co-author of “The Back Book” with Gavin Hastings OBE in 1996, he has an MSc in The Clinical Management of Pain from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently working on a new book. He's passionate about helping to move people as far from illness and pain as possible, and in January 2015 set himself the target of helping a million people get a better back.