bike accident

Bike Falls: Are You Still Feeling the Effects?

Bike fall in your past?

When people come in with mystery pain, a common incident in their past is a bike fall. They often say, “I was fine, nothing was broken.”

However, nothing broken doesn’t mean the incident was without lasting consequences.

Often a bike fall, whether recent or a long time ago, is the cause of a rigid core which is creating stress at your hip or shoulder.

Our clients find after their Bridging session, the trauma is cleared, their core relaxes, and the pain or stiffness fade away.

Repeatedly, we hear the phrase “magic”! Read more

this way to pain relief

Pain and Swelling Still an Issue After Your Surgery or Procedure?

Lots of summer surgeries!

We meet people who are frustrated with the status of their recovery. These are the most common surgeries they have had:

  • Did an accidental bone break need repair?
  • Was the knee or hip replacement, or hysterectomy planned?
  • Was the appendix or gallbladder surgery an emergency?
  • Was the surgery part of cancer treatment?

You or your loved one had surgery earlier this year. Although it went well, there is still unexplained pain, swelling, or weird tightness. Read more

young girl suffers from anxiety

Kids Feeling Anxious This Fall?

5 Reasons Your Kids May Be Feeling Anxious

The statistics are startling!

Nearly 1 child in every 10 in the US suffers from anxiety!

Anxiety is the most common mental health problem in children and adolescents.

Do you know what is normal vs. excessive anxiety?

Some anxiety is normal. Here is a quick discussion about what kids can be anxious about at different ages.

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Three Injury Types and How They Impact Self-calming

We typically think of falls, being hit by something, or being in a motor vehicle accident as a cause of pain or mobility concerns.

These types of injuries are the leading causes of nonfatal preventable injuries treated in hospital emergency departments:
(United States, 2019)

  1. Falls – 8,049,8822
  2. Struck By/Against – 3,183,7723
  3. Motor Vehicle-Occupant – 2,108,1474

What you might not realize, is that these incidents can also relate to why you are having a harder time dealing with your stress and anxiety. Read more

Girls playing soccer game

Anxiety: What If It Comes From a Past Sports Injury?

Three sports scenarios that may play a role in your anxiety.

Sports injuries are common!

According to the National Safety Council (NSC), in 2019 there were:

  • 468,000 injuries from general exercise
  • 417,000 injuries from bicycling
  • 404,000 injuries basketball
  • 292,000 injuries from football

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girl exhausted by long Covid

Yes, Long COVID and Diaphragm Have a Connection 😵

How can long COVID have so many lingering issues?

According to the CDC, new or ongoing symptoms of long COVID may include:

  • difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • tiredness or fatigue
  • difficulty thinking or concentrating
  • cough
  • chest and/or stomach pain
  • headache
  • heart palpitations
  • joint and/or muscle pain
  • pins and needles
  • diarrhea
  • sleep problems

Many of us know someone who just hasn’t completely bounced back from being sick, especially COVID. Read more

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Anxiety, Calming, and the Diaphragm

Gaining a new sense of calm

You have a hard time staying calm, and new situations get you ramped up pretty quickly.

Sound familiar? These are common feelings for many of our clients, young and not so young.

A common way to help find calm is to lie down with your legs flexed and focus on breathing. Yes, in the moment, this can calm you. And, it feels so relaxing!

Wouldn’t it be nice to have that deeper level of calm available all the time?

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Diaphragm

More Reasons the Diaphragm is Key to Your Pains, Fatigue, and more…😳

Insights to the many ways your diaphragm should support you …

The diaphragm affects everything!

When I teach Bridging® we spend a lot of time discussing diaphragm connections and function, as well as the events in a person’s background which likely impact diaphragm function.

This is why:

“The diaphragm affects everything in the body, AND everything in the body affects the diaphragm.”  Read more

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Does Your Breathing Cause Your Body Stress?

Pain? Tight hips, low back? Rounded posture? Fatigue? Is breathing the root cause?

We breathe over 1 million times a day!

For something that should be automatic and easy, it’s been amazing how many people we meet whose breathing mechanics don’t work correctly.

We meet because you are looking for pain relief at the knee, hip, low back, neck and shoulders. We find your breathing mechanics have hijacked muscles to help which shouldn’t be involved in breathing. This is why you continue to have pain. Breathing is more important to survival than walking or running. When I’m teaching, I remind students that ‘Breathing always wins!’ Read more

women jogging

Breathing, Posture, and Endurance

“Feels good to be able to fully breathe in again!” – Runner training for 2021 Chicago marathon

Breathing and the Marathon Training Plan

My friend is training for the Chicago Marathon, not her first, but she has been struggling for her breath after 4-5 miles. Since her training plan calls for a 10-12 long mile run at this stage, it doesn’t bode well for her preparation. She told me she was getting worried. Read more