To do this stretch the stretcher is lying on their back and adducts their right hip as far as possible, whilst keeping the knee straight and the kneecap pointing to the ceiling. The partner should support the stretchers leg and stand on the interior side facing outwards. The stretchers should then attempt to bring their leg towards the midline of their body. The stretcher then needs to relax and breathe in deeply. On the exhale stretcher should attempt to abduct their hip father outwards. This stretch should be repeated 2 or 3 times per leg.
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).
Information obtained from McAtee, R. & Charland, J. (1993) Facilitated Stretching