Clamshell

Lie on your side with your feet and knees together and your knees bent. Raise your upper leg while keeping your feet together. Don’t let your hips roll back. Hold for 6 seconds. Slowly lower your leg back down. Rest for up to 10 seconds. Repeat 8 to 12 times.

Clamshell

Picture of how to do the clamshell exercise
  • Lie on your side with your feet and knees together and your knees bent.
  • Raise your upper leg while keeping your feet together. Don't let your hips roll back.
  • Hold for 6 seconds.
  • Slowly lower your leg back down. Rest for up to 10 seconds.
  • Repeat 8 to 12 times.

Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

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