knee pain

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

knee pain

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

hiking

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

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New Experiences … 😳 and 😁!

Sharing a peek behind the scenes …

A first experience in a new adventure

My experience with shooting the first episode of a new YouTube show reminded me of the feelings our clients have when they first come in.

  • Yes, I was nervous!
  • No, I didn’t really know what to expect.
  • Yes, I left pleasantly surprised and planning to come back again.

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melting butter

Butter Melting … It’s the Sensation We Feel When Muscles Change

“What do you feel when the muscles change?”

Inquisitive clients have posed this question over recent weeks. My response?

To those of us doing Bridging®, the change feels like the muscles and movements soften and melt, similar to butter. The movement become easier for us, and for you!

Butter can have many states from hard to melted:

  • frozen solid
  • refrigerator hard
  • room temperature softness
  • a melted fluid

As your muscles begin to work together better they end up in the soft, easy to spread state. The work of each muscle becomes shared with a larger network so each individual muscle can relax, knowing it can work only when needed, and that it now has helpers.

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kids on wheels

Hard Time Learning to 🚲 Ride?

There are FOUR aspects of coordination required.

I’ve written about biking before, but usually from an injury perspective.

This is the time of year that younger children are testing out new bikes, and parents are trying to teach bike riding skills.

With success, the joy is unbelievable.

When the skills just don’t happen, the frustration and doubt run deep.

This is when a little Bridging® can problem solve about why the skill is a challenge, and get your child over the hump! Read more

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Playground Success? Yes, They Did!

It’s the season for being outdoors which often means exploring playgrounds.

Playground exploration is an essential part of childhood for learning new physical skills, and learning to take risks. These are vital aspects of development!

Sometimes your child needs a little help, then they figure it out. Sometimes a little help doesn’t work and your child feels left out and frustrated. You feel frustrated and helpless. Maybe they’ll get it next week, or next year.
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Cancer Journey? Yes, There Are So Many Aspects to This

Cancer treatment support is a personal topic for me. This month marks 20 years since my son was diagnosed with leukemia at age 6.

During his 3+ years of treatment he endured 2 surgeries, 38 lumbar punctures, countless IV’s and hospital stays. He was messed up from treatment, and because of treatment.

I found out first hand the importance of mentally and physically supporting him during and after the process.

The Bridging® support I was able to provide came in some years after his treatment and primarily addressed latent effects. He still has some concerns this many years later, but he is generally doing great! Read more

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Recent, or Not So Recent, Surgery? And Recovery Isn’t Quite What You Expected?

A number of clients in the office recently have wanted help with pain or limited range of motion. We found these had a relationship to prior surgeries.

These surgeries included:

  • Abdominal structure repair
  • Cancer treatment
  • C-section
  • Dental
  • Hysterectomy
  • Wrist (following fracture)

In each case Bridging® was able to help with pain, ease of motion, and more.

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Original? Delta? Omicron? Long? 😵

Omicron, Delta, or Original?

Almost sounds like drink orders at a bar, right?

But which version you contracted wasn’t really a choice. For those of us who got Covid, we pretty much ended up with the catch of the day.

I had Omicron. It wasn’t nothing, but it wasn’t terrible. And, thankfully, no lasting effects that I’m aware of.

However, for many of you, lingering issues from the virus are still a concern. Read more