Always warm your muscles first and then follow with a series of stretching exercises. You can warm up your muscles by taking a hot bath or shower or slmply by massaging the muscle. A cold muscle may tear when stretched, whereas a warm muscle is more elastic less likely to be damaged. Unless indicated, hold each stretch for 20 seconds and repeat five times.
Always stretch in the clothes that you attend to for exercise. This will ensure that you do not restrict your movement or reduce your circulation.
The exercises shown here are recommended by the British School of Osteopathy and are only intended as a guide. For further information about the suitability of these exercises for you please call for an appointment with one of our osteopaths.