How to Do Active Isolated Supine Piriformis Stretch Assisted
Partner should place one hand on your thigh just below the knee and their other hand on your ankle.
Beginning Supine Piriformis Stretch
Lie on the floor or mat facing up and with your hip and knee bent to 90°.
Supine Piriformis Stretch Movement
1. Partner should stabilize your thigh while pushing your ankle up towards the chest (this will rotate the femur).
2. Stop when tension is felt or when you are comfortable with the stretch.
3. Hold for 1-2 seconds.
Supine Piriformis Stretch Benefits
Stretching the piriformis muscle, especially when combined with hamstring stretches, will prevent tightening of the lower back and relieve tension from hip to foot.