IPC Physical Therapy Center - Hip exercises/Clamshell


Hip exercises



P                                  Purpose: train your gluteus medius and maximus ms which are responsible for hip stabilization, balance, and help in

                                                     decreasing back and knee pain  

Mechanism:            Mechanism: Lie your side with slightly bent hip and knee 90 degree

                                                     keep your feet at the same level with your glutes and your head well rested. 

                                                     Try to open up the top knee as much as you can with contracting the glutes.





-Do not do the exercises unless advised by your doctor.

-Repetitions of each exercise depend on your tolerance and condition, usually between 30-50 times.

-If you feel any pain while doing the exercises stop and ask your doctor.


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