traffic accident

“I walked away from the rear-end accident. Now my neck is not right.”

“I walked away from the accident. Didn’t need to go to the ER, so no major injuries.”

This is a common response from clients when we ask about past injuries and physical trauma.

Neck trauma from a rear-end auto accident is a bit sneaky. There’s nothing broken so you think all will be ok after a little time.

Maybe, but often that’s not the case. There are so many little neck muscles which get thrown off their game by the rapid succession of impacts when your body is involved in a rear-end accident.

You may not notice any issues until days or weeks later. Read more

stiff or painful neck

Three Uncommon Reasons for your Stiff or Painful Neck which Keeps you from Being Active

Two things concurrently caught my attention this morning–

1 – New statistics about head and neck injuries becoming more common in high school sports.

2 – A tweet about strength declines by age 70 (from Dan Go, @fitfounder) and exercises to counteract this decline. He is 43.

I recognized how we often find neck trauma as the source of chronic pain which keeps our clients from being active.

Crazy how our ability to be active, strong, and healthy depends so much on luck in avoiding physical trauma over the years!

Luckily, BridgingĀ® is a way to reset those earlier movement disruptors. Read more

Cara with client, Liz

Back Stuck in a Painful Twist?

Too much twisting has Liz’s back in a knot

Sometimes the way we need to use our bodies at work can cause stress and strain, especially to our backs.

In this YouTube session, we meet Dr. Liz who helps her patients’ feet feel and function better. However, the positions she has to maneuver herself into to work with her patients can be odd and stressful.

A few weeks earlier she triggered a recurrent back issue, and the usual rest, massage, or chiropractic work weren’t quite enough to help.

See what we found and how much better her back is moving after a little BridgingĀ®! Read more

Cara with client, John

Hip Replaced? There May Be More to Do for Strength and Balance

New hip needs more help for balance

A little while ago we met John, who had a hip replaced in October 2022. His leg strength was uneven and he had more fatigue than he expected.

In this YouTube session, we check back in to see what John has been up to since the first BridgingĀ® session last December, and what else his leg and core muscles need help with.

See what we found, and how much better his balance is! Read more

Cara works with client, Kim

New Goals, New Workout. Are You Ready?

Her new workout plan was challenging. How did BridgingĀ® make sure she was reaping all the benefits?

In the latest BridgingĀ® Insider video we meet Kim, who has some ambitious plans with her new workout routine.

As she embarks on her new mix of activity she wanted to make sure she wasn’t going to aggravate an old injury, or cause a new one.

See what we found, and how her body is in a better place to workout! Read more

Cara with client, Zakyia

Exercise Plans Side-tracked? Do Past Injuries Make Things Harder?

She wanted to get back to exercising for her health. How did BridgingĀ® help?

In the latest Bridging Insider video, we meet Zakiya whose exercise routine has been side-lined while caring for her son who has special needs.

She’s had two key physical traumas over the years and she wants to make sure she is in a good place to begin working out again. Read more

Cara works with client, Allison

Neck and Hip Pain? Maybe There’s More Than One Cause …

Long-time neck and hip pain? Why? What other reasons might be involved?

In the latest Bridging Insider video, we meet Allison who has chronic neck and hip pain. With a lifetime full of movement disruptors she is bothered by pain. Although she works with several other professionals, she is hoping for a new perspective and additional help.

Allison’s disruptors:

Auto accident, bike fall, stair fall, concussion, fractured arm, C-section birth (her own), twin pregnancy.Ā  Read more

Cara helps John after hip replacement

Strength and Balance Off? Might Be More Aspects to Your Surgical Recovery!

Fatigue, strength, and balance concerns

In the latest Bridging Insider video we meet John who wants to get back into a healthier lifestyle after being side-lined over the past few years with a degenerated hip. A new hip got rid of the source of his pain, and he was ready to get moving again!

However, as he progressed through his recovery period, he noticed his balance could be better. Even more annoying was that his leg got weaker as the day progressed. He found that using walking sticks enabled outdoor activity, but they weren’t helping with the overall fatigue as much as he hoped.

As you’ll see in the video, Bridging was able to assess the after-effects of his hip surgery and put the specific gaps back together. Read more

follow up ssession with Cindy

Your Body Doesn’t Move Correctly? Might Be Prior Injuries

Coordination between your core, arms or legs have you feeling less than confident?

At The BridgingĀ® Institute, we find disruptors to movement fall into consistent categories. As you accumulate more of these over the years, your body is less able to bounce back and find a way to keep going. Life can easily become a vicious circle of exercise, maintenance, and fatigue.

Common movement disruptors include:

  • Injuries
  • Accidents
  • Illnesses
  • Medical procedures
  • Even your birth or prenatal movement development!

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Movement is key

Health and Longevity? Physical Movement is Critical

But Does Your Body Move Right?

Welcome to 2023!!!

Thank you to the New York Times for this week’s timely article about exercise. The overall takeaway from the story is about staying active for health and well-being.

Bottom line — making time daily to move is a must do for health and longevity!

Looking at the article, which debates strength and cardio, I feel there is a more basic question to consider …

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