Exercise of the Day

 HP1222: Reverse Clam Shell  
 Category  Exercise  Rehab Level  Beginner
 Body Part  Hip  Muscle(s)  hip medial rotators, Glutes, gluteus medius/minimus
 Equipment  No Equipment
 Purpose  Increase hip strength and muscular endurance.  Benefits  Improved stability, functional strength and injury prevention.
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 Instructions
 Starting Position  Movement
Begin in a side lying position with both knees bent to 90 degrees. Lift the top leg off of the other leg and internally rotate the hip with the knee lower than the foot.
Keeping the leg in the air, slowly externally rotate the hip, bringing the knee higher than the foot. Then alternate with internally rotating the hip back to the starting position. Repeat for the prescribed number of repetitions before bringing the leg down and switching sides.