Do not do this exercise if you have had a hip replacement.
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gluteal stretch – in lying exercises.
Lie on your back with knees comfortably bent (Fig A).
Place the ankle of the affected leg onto the opposite knee (Fig B).
Put one hand on your knee and one just above the ankle.
Slowly pull the leg towards the opposite shoulder until you feel a stretch in your buttock (Fig C).
You may find it easier to use a towel or belt around your leg just above your ankle (Fig D).
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