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Bent-Knee Calf Stretch

Bent-Knee Calf Stretch

This exercise is designed to stretch your calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus). Before beginning the exercise, read through all the instructions. While exercising, breathe normally and don’t bounce. If you feel any pain, stop the exercise. If pain persists, inform your healthcare provider:

  • Stand an arm’s length away from a wall. Place the palms of your hands on the wall. Step forward about 12 inches with your ______ foot.

  • Keeping toes pointed forward and both heels on the floor, bend both knees and lean forward. Hold for ______ seconds. Relax.

  • Repeat ______ times. Do ______ sets a day.

Woman leaning hands on wall doing calf stretch.

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