Cara with client, Lisa

Checking Back In on Knee and Feet Issues

Yes, you have pain and mobility concerns that keep you from being as active as you’d like to be.

You keep searching for help, and would love things to be fixed immediately. In reality, most of the traditional approaches you may have tried ask you to come in 6, 18 or 30 times to get results.

That is not the case with Bridging®. You see and feel changes each session, and your goals usually change from pain-related to activity-related.

Of course, this raises the question of, “How long do these changes really last?”

By posting follow-up videos of many of our guests we show how the changes from Bridging are indeed long-lasting, and how next steps become part of the process.

Have a look! Read more

Cara with client, Jae

Poor Balance: Was It Age or Hip Replacement?

Hip replacement surgery has changed so much over the years. With simpler approaches, the average age of for hip replacement is 65, making it a more common procedure.

The primary goal of the procedure is improved mobility and activity with less pain. However, sometimes there isn’t as much improvement as you’d hoped for.

At the Bridging® Institute, we often find specific glitches in hip control can impact your overall confidence and ease of movement after recovery from the replacement. This leaves you frustrated.

And sometimes the issue relates to a prior injury or surgery, not the hip replacement! Read more

Cara works on balance with Megan

Balance Not Quite Right, But You Can’t Figure Out What’s Wrong?

Balance, what is it?

From a hard core physics perspective, balance is “the ability to maintain the body’s center of mass over the base of support.”

From a practical perspective, balance is what gives you the confidence to move, both in sports and daily life.

From a human perspective, balance has both neurological and physical components.

We often find that your balance improves when just the physical fundamentals are put back in place.

Bridging® has a unique role by resetting your body’s physical foundation allowing you to be more confident and active! Read more

Cara works with post-chemotherapy patient

Post-chemo Pains? Katie Had Foot Pain; See How Bridging Helped

Chemo is often your best shot at clearing cancer, yet sometimes the treatment itself leaves another set of issues.

Common long term post-treatment issues include:

  • swelling
  • nerve pain
  • bone loss

To alleviate these, activity is a key part of your overall wellness plan.

Bridging has a unique role by resetting your body making it easier to be more active. Read more

Cara works on tennis player's knee

Knee Still Painful or Uncertain After ACL Repair?

ACL sprains and tears are among the most common types of knee injuries in the U.S., with more than a quarter million people injuring their anterior cruciate ligaments every year.

Most people have some surgery-related pain and discomfort for the first week or so. Not surprisingly, pain from knee surgery decreases with time. By the end of a week or two at the most, you should have very little discomfort.

Are you resigned to your lingering post-procedure pain? With Bridging, further change is possible! Read more

Cara with client, Cindy

Neck or Back Pain? Had Hip Replacement or Abdominal Surgery?

Wow! Did you know this about pain levels after hip replacement recovery?

“… your pain levels should slowly decrease to about 1 or 2 in 12 weeks after the hip replacement,” per Johns Hopkins recovery Q&A information.

I think most people expect to be completely out of pain 3 months later!

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Cara with Michele Katz

Families, Trauma, and How Micromovements Help

There are so many ways trauma can impact us!

Obvious traumas are injuries and accidents.

Less obvious traumas include:

  • medical procedures
  • emotional trauma
  • birth trauma
  • illness

How many traumas have you or a family member experienced?

Recently we shared our model of how Bridging helps to quickly get your body back on track after these traumas.

You can reference that diagram and discussion here. Read more

Cara and Sara

Been Sick and Now Have Tight Shoulders or Neck Pains?

Flu and cold season is upon us! Once you get over the main virus what’s left behind may still be bugging you:

  • coughing
  • dripping nose
  • stiffness
  • rounded shoulders

Often a session or two of Bridging is helpful to restore the ease of your muscles working, and allow your to breath better.

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Moms, Still Bothered by Back Pain, Weak Core, Leaking or Odd Ab Sensations?

Following childbirth moms are told that time and exercise will help their core return to its original function.

Our clients tell a different story. They have been frustrated with slow or plateaued recovery in many ways, especially if they had a C-section. They are so happy to finally begin feeling like their former selves with some Bridging® work! Read more

Cara works on patient with foot pain

Bicycling Feet, Meet Your Power Player, Pedaling Legs

“Foot pain is experienced by 17% to 42% of the adult population. It is disabling in nearly half of these cases and can impair mood, behavior, risk of falls, self-care ability and quality of life.”

Understanding the nature and mechanism of foot pain. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research (2009) Read more