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Two simple Daily Hamstring Stretches

Our Rochester based Osteopaths share 2 simple stretches to help release hamstring muscle tension

Hamstring stretches ARE important and can be easily incorporated into your day (even at work!) Tight hamstring muscles can lead to LOWER BACK PAIN and further injuries

Here's 2 simple stretches to help release hamstring muscle tension...these should be held for approx 30 seconds each and repeated each day



1: Toe touching: Do not bounce with this stretch. Instead, hold the stretch for about 30 seconds at a comfortable, pain-free level where it feels like something is "happening."


2. One legged hamstring stretch from a standing position: Keep your back straight, bend from your hip joints to bring your chest toward your thigh. The leg that's not being stretched will also bend at the knee. Go only as far as you can without pain, strain, or shakiness.


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