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