Clamshell

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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 of: November 9, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
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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