The Bird Dog Exercise is a commonly prescribed exercise for those individuals wanting to improve general core strength.  It requires the individual to balance and maintain good trunk stability whilst moving both their hip/leg and shoulder/arm.  This exercise can be performed by repeating the number of times you lift both the arm and leg up.  It is important to maintain a neutral spine posture thoughout this movement as well as a natural breathing pattern.

If you currently suffer from a musculoskeletal injury and/or would like to have an exercise program developed specifically to suit your needs, then please contact Principle Four Osteopathy.








This blog was written by Osteopath Heath Williams.  Heath is the director of Principle Four Osteopathy and Corporate Work Health Australia.  Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD 3000 leading Osteopathic clinics.  The clinic is located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD at 29 Somerset Place (near the corner of Little Bourke & Elizabeth St).  Appointments can be made by calling 03 9670 9290 or booking online @

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