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 Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

Current as ofJune 4, 2014

Current as of: June 4, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

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