Quadricep stretch

The standing quad stretch progresses from basic quadriceps stretches, bridging the gap between simple stretching and mobility exercises.


Teaching points:

This stretch is especially important for Patella tendonitis.

  • Keep your knees together and gently pull your leg up
  • You should feel a stretch at the front of the leg which should not be painful
  • Hold onto something for balance if you need to or try holding your ear with the opposite arm
  • Hold the stretch for 30 seconds and repeat with a short break in between
  • Aim to do this exercise 1-2 times per day

Note: This should be comfortable, don’t force the stretch.

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