The hamstrings are often a tight spot for many people, and it’s easy to overdo a stretch. In this video, Point Performance physical therapist Michal Tekle, DPT, demonstrates how to do a simple hamstring stretch that also mobilizes your sciatic nerve.
Lie down on the ground with your back flat. Raise one leg with the knee slightly bent to start. Reach around your leg and hold it, then bend and flex your foot back and forth to get the hamstring muscles moving a little. You can also use a strap or a towel to hold your leg. As the muscle relaxes, you can straighten your leg more. Repeat the foot flexes about 15-20 times, then switch legs.