Bird dog is a more advanced therapeutic exercise not intended for use during acute care but is usually introduced during the stabilization phase of treatment. Watch the video on how to perform Bird Dog and read below for the benefits.
Benefits of Bird Dog:
Can help improve circulation and cerebral spinal fluid flow.
Teaches the body to better stabilize the spine to reduce the chance of injury.
Better coordination of full spine movements.
Can improve proprioception and balance.
Always use care when doing any therapeutic exercise or stretch, especially if not specifically prescribed to you. Cease this activity if you experience adverse effects.