Shin Stretch

Stretching exercise for the front of the shin. The muscles at the front of the shin are notoriously difficult to stretch. This exercise should be performed carefully and only by those who have no history of ankle injury.

Teaching Points

  • Kneel on the floor on both knees, with the shins flat on the ground and toes/feet pointing back.
  • Slowly sit back on the to heels.
  • If a stretch cannot be felt, place the hands on the floor behind you and lean backwards.
  • The stretch can be further increased by placing a rolled up towel under the top of the shin to increase the stretch angle at the ankle.


Muscles Stretched