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Side Lying Quad Stretch

Therapyroom1 advanced rehab exercise to stretch the quads using a gym ball

Level – End stage/Return to sport

Equipment Gym ball, Wall


Stretch out the front of your thigh

  • Kneel upright with the ball pressed firmly against your thigh and hip.
  • Lie sideways over the ball, sliding the knee closest to the ball slightly outwards for comfort, with your top arm resting over the ball.
  • Lift your outside leg and bend your knee to hold your foot up behind your hip.
  • Gently push your foot back into your hand to increase the stretch in your thigh.
  • Hold for 10-15 slow breaths then repeat on the other side.

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