Low Back, Hip and Knee Stretches

Stretching of the low back and hips should be performed after any session of low back or leg exercises, or after any prolonged full body activity, and can also be used as a “cool-down.” This is a balanced low back and hip program that will take approximately 20 minutes. Many of these stretches are performed lying down, but all stretches can be modified to be performed in the sitting position. Please read the stretching instruction page for information on proper stretching techniques. There should be NO PAIN with stretching.

Download the instructions. Included in this document are the following stretches:

  • Single and Double Knee to Chest
  • Piriformis
  • Faber
  • Double Leg Twist
  • Single Leg Hamstring
  • Prone on Elbows/Forearms
  • Child’s Pose
  • Standing Calf