Start kneeling on the floor then try a kneeling sit If that is ok, You can lower your arms behind your back ( then I raised my hips for a little better stretch) I felt it in the quads (same muscle group as the standing exercise)
I've looked through stretches on SP and didn't see any alternatives. This would be good for Nicole and SP to address. Seems to be a common issue for several. I also had knee surgery and don't have full range of motion.
There's a way you can get the same stretch by laying on the edge of a bed or table at a gym (with your butt nearly hanging off) and stretching the thigh. I'd like to see directions on this. I've also used a chair or hooked my foot around a medicine ball on a stand at the gym and gotten a decent stretch (while I hold onto a bar).
I did a stretch similar to this after my knee surgery. They had me hook a belt around my foot, lay on my stomach placing the belt over my shoulder, I bent my knee and then gently pulled on the belt to feel the stretch. The goal was to get your foot to touch your butt. I now can stand to do it but it feels the same. You may want to try it that way.
Edited by: ELIZ181 at: 5/12/2009 (09:34)
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Having had a total knee replacement just over a year ago, I still do not have full range of motion in my knee, however I bend my knee as far as I can and hook my finger into the back of my shoe to hold and support. I have noticed that it's getting easier. Good luck!
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Can anyone give me a substitute stretch I can do when the video has you bending your leg behind you and grabbing your ankle to stretch your thigh? Unfortunately, at this point, I cannot grab my ankle, yet... Thank you!
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