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Calf stretch

Make sure that you are warm before performing this stretch.

  • Stand by a fixed surface, holding on with both hands, or stand with both hands up on the wall.
  • Step back with one leg and press the heel down, feeling the stretch in your calf.
  • Check that both feet face directly forwards.
  • Hold for 10-20 seconds.
  • Repeat on the other leg.


You take responsibility for your own exercise programme. All content should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your G.P. or any other health care professional. Please ensure you take all steps to ensure your personal safety and to minimise any risk while doing the exercises.

Individuals using these exercises do so at their own risk.

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