Chronic Low Back Pain & Hamstring Tightness- Sciatic Nerve Floss

This exercise is great for when you feel like you have tight hamstrings or when it feels tight getting into a straight leg position with a flexed trunk. Usually it’s not due to tightness in the hamstrings and is from irritation of the sciatic nerve. You may also have chronic low back tightness and tension or a previous history of acute low back pain. If you are unsure about your current pain or how to do this exercise, please consult your physiotherapist. You want to start sitting straight in an upright position. Then extend your knee straight with your toes pointing towards you and bring it back down. Repeat this for sixty seconds, doing five sets there times per day. The progression of this exercise is to start by moving into a slump posture with the back flexed and then extend your knee straight with your toes pointing towards you and then sit back upright and then bring the leg back down. Repeat this for sixty seconds, doing five sets there times per day.

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