- Stand facing away from adjustable shelf, hip to upper thigh
height. Grasp support for balance. With assistance from other
hand, bend over slightly and place foot on shelf behind hip.
Grasp supports with both hands and stand upright.
- Bend supporting knee slightly while driving hip back closer
to heel. Hold stretch. Repeat with opposite side.
- Do not allow knee to flare outward to side. If low back is
sensitive to hyperextension, hip should be postured in more neutral
position than demonstrated by positioning shelf lower and bending
supporting knee more. If knee is not completely flexed, Iliopsoas
may be stretched; Quadriceps
will not be stretched significantly. Tibialis
Anterior may also be stretched if only top of forefoot is
on shelf, as opposed to top of entire foot.