Hamstring Strain Injuries – Knee Extenders

This is a good exercise for the initial stages of rehab for your strained or torn hamstring muscle.

Start by lying down on your back on the ground with the knees bent. To keep the spine in neutral, pull the inner core muscles below your belly button in towards your spine and straighten the left knee out on the ground.

Bring the right knee (with the affected hamstring) towards your chest and hold it securely with both hands behind the thigh. Slowly extend the knee to the end of range comfortably and return it back to the bent position. Do this for 15 repetitions 3 sets 2 to 3 times per day.

If you’re unsure about the exercise or have uncertainty about where you are at with your injury book an appointment and have one of our Physiotherapists at either our North Burnaby or Vancouver locations to check things out.