Wisconsin River Orthopaedic Institute - Health Library
Decrease font size Default font size Increase font size

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

Lower Body Exercises: Calf StretchEjercicios para la parte inferior del cuerpo: Estiramiento de pantorrilla

Lower Body Exercises: Calf Stretch

This exercise both stretches and strengthens your lower body to help your back. Do the exercise as often as suggested by your healthcare provider. As you work out, don't rush or strain. Use an exercise mat, pillow, or folded towel to protect your knees and other sensitive areas.

  • Face a wall 2 feet away. Step toward the wall with one foot.

  • Place both palms on the wall and bend your front knee.

  • Lean forward, keeping the back leg straight and the heel on the floor.

  • Hold for 20 seconds. Switch legs.

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2007-12-12T00:00:00-07:00

Contact Wisconsin River Orthopaedic Institute at 715.424.1881 for your orthopaedic needs. For your convenience, you can fill out our online Request an Appointment form to book your consultation.

Testimonials

"I am very impressed with the quality of treatment by the Doctors and all of the staff…excellent is the only word to describe my experience. - D.P."
Read more

In the News

For your orthopedic needs, contact Wisconsin River Orthopaedic Institute at 715.424.1881 . For your convenience, you can fill out our online Request an Appointment form to book your consultation. We...
Read more