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Clamshell

Picture of how to do the clamshell exercise
  1. Lie on your side with your feet and knees together and your knees bent.
  2. Raise your upper leg while keeping your feet together. Don’t let your hips roll back.
  3. Hold for 6 seconds.
  4. Slowly lower your leg back down. Rest for up to 10 seconds.
  5. Repeat 8 to 12 times.
ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerJoan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy
Last RevisedFebruary 15, 2012

Last Revised: February 15, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy




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