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Gastrocnemius Stretch (Flexibility)

Woman leaning hands on wall doing calf stretch.

  1. Stand facing a wall from 3 feet away. Take one step toward the wall with your right foot.

  2. Place both palms on the wall. Bend your right knee.

  3. Lean forward, keeping the left leg straight and the left heel on the floor.

  4. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds. Repeat 2 times, or as instructed.

  5. Switch legs and repeat.

Online Medical Reviewer: Bellendir, Trina, MSPT, CLT
Online Medical Reviewer: Image reviewed by StayWell art team.
Online Medical Reviewer: Joseph, Thomas N, MD
Date Last Reviewed: 3/10/2016
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