Contract-relax Supine Piriformis Stretch Assisted

STRETCH

How to Do

How to Do Contract-relax Supine Piriformis Stretch Assisted

Hold at first Resistance barrier for 20 to 30 seconds, and then statically contract for 5 to 7 seconds.

Beginning

Beginning Supine Piriformis Stretch

Lie on the floor or mat facing up as pictured.

Movement

Supine Piriformis Stretch Movement

1. Externally rotate the knee (not pictured) away from the body, until the first resistance barrier is noted.

2. Hold here for 20-30 seconds.

3. Hold at first Resistance barrier for 20 to 30 seconds, and then statically contract for 5 to 7 seconds.

4. Relax and move into a newly acquired range of motion.

5. Repeat for 2 to 3 reps.

Benefits

Supine Piriformis Stretch Benefits

Stretching the piriformis muscle will help alleviate tightening of the lower back and relieve tension from hip to foot.


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