Gas pedal stretches
A cross body stretch and mobilization from the upper extremity, through the trunk, to the lower extremity.
- sitting on the floor, have one leg outstretched
- using the opposite hand, grasp the underside of the foot reaching from the outside of the foot
- slowly point the foot to add to the stretch
- hold and repeat as needed
- NOTE: this can be a harmful stretch if there are disc issues, dural or nerve involvement present in the low back or lower extremity