This is a new section to the website (July 2016). Over the coming months I will be adding more self help video guides for various common postural complaints. 

 

Functional Hamstring Stretch

This is a stretch I give to clients on a daily basis. Our hamstrings have a huge role in a postural balance. Traditional stretches are useful and functional ones are better. This stretch aims to address a) hamstring shortness and b) hamstring imbalance.  By this I mean the imbalance between the inner hamstrings; Semi-membranosus and Semi-tendonosus and the outside set Short Head Bicep Femoris and Long Head Bicep Femoris.  

Who is this stretch for?
For those of us who feel stiff, can't touch our toes, struggle to put our shoes on, have an achy back or knee. This stretch is NOT intended for if you are in acute back pain, have an unstable knee from torn ligaments,  or a current hamstring tear. This is a stretch, it will challenge you but should not feel acutely sore, if it is, don’t continue. 

How often should I do it? 
I suggest every day for the first week, then every other day. Mornings are best, so you move more throughout the day with more freedom. If you have any questions, please message me. Enjoy :-)

 

This is a new section to the website (July 2016). Over the coming months I will be adding more self help video guides for various common postural complaints. 

 

Functional Hamstring Stretch

This is a stretch I give to clients on a daily basis. Our hamstrings have a huge role in a postural balance. Traditional stretches are useful and functional ones are better. This stretch aims to address a) hamstring shortness and b) hamstring imbalance.  By this I mean the imbalance between the inner hamstrings; Semi-membranosus and Semi-tendonosus and the outside set Short Head Bicep Femoris and Long Head Bicep Femoris.  

Who is this stretch for?
For those of us who feel stiff, can't touch our toes, struggle to put our shoes on, have an achy back or knee. This stretch is NOT intended for if you are in acute back pain, have an unstable knee from torn ligaments,  or a current hamstring tear. This is a stretch, it will challenge you but should not feel acutely sore, if it is, don’t continue. 

How often should I do it? 
I suggest every day for the first week, then every other day. Mornings are best, so you move more throughout the day with more freedom. If you have any questions, please message me. Enjoy :-)

 

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