What is single knee-to-chest stretch (other leg straight)?

Single knee-to-chest stretch (other leg straight)

null
  1. Lie on your back with one knee bent and the other leg straight.
  2. Clasp your hands together under your bent knee and bring the knee to your chest. Keep the other leg on the floor. You can put a small pillow under your head and neck if it is more comfortable.
    If it hurts your back to keep your opposite leg straight as you stretch, bend that knee too and keep that foot flat on the floor.
  3. Keep your lower back pressed to the floor. Hold the stretch for at least 15 to 30 seconds.
  4. Relax and lower the knee to the starting position.
  5. Repeat 2 to 4 times with each leg.

©2011-2024 Healthwise, Incorporated

The content above contains general health information provided by Healthwise, Incorporated, and reviewed by its medical experts. This content should not replace the advice of your healthcare provider. Not all treatments or services described are offered as services by us. For recommended treatments, please consult your healthcare provider.