G.22. Bent Leg Raise Self-Treatment

Mobilisation
 Antero-cranial glide of femur through flexed knee following isometric hold of hip extensors

Movement
Progressive hip flexion

Indications
Lumbar pain with, or restriction of, straight leg raise

Notes
– Ensure NO PAIN, no discomfort
 – Ensure force in popliteal fossa is both anterior as well as cranial
 – Progress hip flexion in series of hold-relax steps
 – Perform only 3 repetitions on day one. If successful, on subsequent days, 6 repetitions, several times a day if necessary.