To do this stretch the stretcher is positioned on their back with the majority of their legs hanging over the edge to limit the hip extension. The stretcher holds their right knee to their chest and may need to rest their foot against the partner. The stretcher then presses their left heel towards the floor using their gluteals and hamstrings. The partner places their hand on the left knee to offer resistance as the stretcher attempts to pull their left leg towards their shoulder. After this the stretcher relaxes and inhales deeply and apon the exhale the stretcher should push their left heal back towards the floor on their own.
During this stretch it is important for the stretcher to keep their lower back flat on the surface especially if they have a history of low back pain. When the stretcher is attempting to pull their left leg towards their shoulder, it is important to remember that they should not try and straighten their leg. Also if at any time the stretcher attempts to use their adductors they will usually rotate their leg externally, this is doing the stretch incorrectly and should be avoided.
Always remember that while stretching may be recommended to aid recovery out of injury, you should always be very careful when stretching through rehabilitation. Your soft tissues are likely to be more vulnerable to re-injury if you stretch too much or too hard during this time. Always check with your Health Care Professional who is guiding you through your recovery to make sure it is appropriate to start stretching, and please - ALWAYS FOLLOW THE RULES FOR SAFE STRETCHING (blog #50).