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Piriformis Stretches


Updated July 17, 2014

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Stretch 1:

Lie on your back.
Keep your head down on the ground
Bend both knees
Put bend the knee of the affected leg and place your ankle on the opposite knee
Push down on the knee of your affected leg as you pull up behind the thigh of the unaffected leg
Hold for 5 seconds and repeat 5 times

Stretch 2:

Sit with your unaffected leg straight out in front
Hold onto the ankle of your affected leg and pull it directly towards your chest
Hold for 5 seconds and repeat 5 times

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