Hi, everyone. I'm Natalie. And today, Veritas Health is going to bring you a one minute stretch for piriformis pain relief. This is a great introductory stretch to help with piriformis pain. If this exercise worsens your symptoms or causes any new symptoms, please discontinue and talk to your medical provider.

To do this stretch, I'm going to have you either lay on your back or on the ground, or on your bed, wherever you're most comfortable. We're going to do this stretch for 30 seconds on each side. You'll lay flat on your back. Take the leg you want to stretch. Pull your knee towards your chest. Use your other hand to grab your ankle, and pull across your body, to your opposite shoulder. While doing the stretch, you should feel it through your buttock and hip region.

You can then switch to the other side. Pull your knee towards your chest. Take your other hand. Grab your ankle. And then pull both towards your opposite shoulder, once again, looking through a stretch through the buttock and hip region.

It's important to keep relaxed while stretching, and keep maintaining good, even breath.

To learn more about piriformis syndrome, please visit us at spine health. And be sure to subscribe to our channel for more videos like this one. Thank you for watching.

Dr. Natalie Ullrich is a physical therapist specializing in orthopedic and sports medicine at Plymouth Physical Therapy Specialists. She is passionate about treating each individual as a whole.

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