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Iliotibial Band Stretch (Flexibility)

Man leaning on a chair while elongating the hip by stretching the iliotibial band.

  1. Stand next to a chair. Hold onto the chair with your right hand for support. Cross your right leg behind your left leg.

  2. Lean your right hip toward the right. Feel the stretch at the outside of your hip.

  3. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds. Then relax.

  4. Repeat 2 times, or as instructed.

  5. Switch sides and repeat.

  6. Do this 3 times a day, or as instructed.

 

Tip: Don’t bend forward or twist at the waist.

Online Medical Reviewer: Kenny Turley PA-C
Online Medical Reviewer: L Renee Watson MSN RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Raymond Kent Turley BSN MSN RN
Date Last Reviewed: 3/1/2020
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