CJW Sports Medicine

HCA Virginia Health Systems

Piriformis Stretch

  • Stand facing a table or other flat elevated surface.
  • Place entire lower leg on the surface so that the outside of the lower leg is flat on the surface.
  • You should feel a stretch deep within the buttock.
  • Remember to keep your back straight and your hips square.
  • Remember to keep both shoulders flat to the surface as possible.
  • Hold for 20-30 seconds.
  • Repeat with opposite leg.
  • For a deeper stretch, slightly bend the knee of the leg still touching the floor.