Piriformis Stretch :

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  • Place the right knee on the ground roughly in line with your left shoulder
  • The right foot should be just in front of the left knee
  • Press your hips towards the ground so that your bodyweight is on your right leg.
  • As you move down the right knee comes closer to the left shoulder.
  • You should feel a gentle pull deep in the right hip / buttocks.

For further information about overuse injury of the piriformis muscle read, the piriformis syndrome article.

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