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Anxiety, Breathing, and Lower Body Traumas?

This illustration of breathing is so cool!

I follow Slava Bobrov on Twitter for his amazing visualizations of the body and cells. Last week he shared this animation of breathing. I was in heaven! Read more

Cara with Michael

Anxiety a Concern? How Activity Helps

Trying to get back into working out? ps – It also helps to calm anxiety!

Do you have a goal of getting back into working out after two years of COVID-related inactivity? Is the ‘getting started’ part hard? Many excuses come to mind — busy schedule, too hot, too cold. In reality, these can all be overcome with a little effort.

So, what else might be holding you back? Maybe it’s something physical, not mental.

At the Bridging® Institute, we often find our clients who have a hard time getting started coincidently have bodies that are stuck and hard to move. Once the muscles between the core and limbs interact more fluently, these clients automatically begin adding in more activity to their day.

The amazing side benefit of adding activity is relief from anxiety. Here’s why … Read more

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And Then Life Happens! Injured When Running

Keeping you active at every age to support your best physical, mental and cognitive health is our goal at The Bridging® Institute.

You want to stay active, yet life can hand you challenge after challenge. Staying active is really about how we pick ourselves up and keep going when things in life happen. Often a little help is just what’s needed to get back on track.

An oops happened to me recently. Here’s more of the story … Read more

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Old Knee Injury? See the Crazy Ways It Can Impact You

Wanting to stay active, but …

Sometimes you are doing your best to get into healthier habits yet your body doesn’t want to cooperate. Often we assign the sensations to being out of shape, needing to try harder, or being more consistent. Sometimes there is something basic, yet overlooked. Here’s an example.
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Back to School Time: Is Your Child Ready?

School begins soon. Is your child positioned to do their best?

  • Are you and your child excited about the new school year or dreading it?
  • Do you hope each year will be the year things click into place for your child to excel?
  • Did you have a tough time with school, so you give your child a pass thinking they must be ‘just like you’?

This year can be different!

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Long Term Back Pain Gone in Minutes. How?

Chronic Back Pain

Back pain impacts so many people on a daily or periodic basis!

I had the recent pleasure to meet a local internet media personality and former U.S. Marine who has had back pain for about 10 years. The chronic pain was just wearing him down. He was able to get through the day, but was never sure what he might do that would aggravate his back. His demanding entrepreneurial life didn’t allow for consistent support from chiropractic or therapy. And he was never sure which exercises would help or hurt.

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Restoring Inner Peace and Calm

The Fourth of July holiday turned out to be a time of chaos and tragedy in our community.

Our Northbrook office is a short distance from Highland Park, and we serve many families there. Our hearts are heavy with the sadness and loss. The most fundamental human need, that of safety and security, was rocked.

As a parent, you may have struggled with what to tell your children. You are also struggling with many emotions. Remember to find a way to support yourself too. Read more

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Your Child’s Knee Pain: Is There Something More to Check?

A child’s knee pain can be frustrating to you and to them!

Summer is a time when your child is both very active, and often, growing! When knee pain strikes it can be concerning and frustrating if it lingers. Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?

  • Your child awakens at night with knee pain. You massage, add some heat, and give some pain reliever. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t.
  • Your child falls and seems to over-react to the pain at their knee.
  • Your child gets up the morning after sports practice or a long day outdoors and merely standing or walking causes extreme pain.

In any of these scenarios, the stress and associated pain can quickly change with Bridging®. Let’s dig in a little more to understand why. Read more

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Is Knee Pain and/or Arthritis a Concern?

A recent study from Baylor University discusses findings relating activity, osteoarthritis and knee pain. The study highlighted that walking helped prevent and reduce pain.

Although the study followed people over the age of 50, it shows that people who walk frequently had less pain at the outset. In other words, get moving!

In an effort to stay active, many of our clients find their joint pain is reduced as Bridging® resets the muscle relationships between your feet, legs and core.

Our goal is to help you stay active at every age! Read more

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It’s Travel Season: Are You Steady and Ready?

Yes, you are on the move again!

You’ve planned, waited and re-planned. Finally, the trip is about to become reality. You have the packing lists, bought new equipment, and your pet care arranged. But are you physically ready for your trip?

Here are just a few of the concerns our clients have had as they prepared for their long-awaited adventure: Read more