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

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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

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Sharing Some Summer Fun 🍦

What are you doing for a change of pace this summer?

Sometimes our summer activity is about competing (sports camps, summer leagues, backyard bags, etc.), and sometimes it’s simply spending time together with friends and family.

Have you ever taken note of the movement and self-control/regulation required for an activity?

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Kid’s Behavior Getting on Your Nerves Already?

Kid’s behavior challenging? Perhaps it’s a core activation issue.

Summer has just begun, and believe it or not, these are some of the challenging behaviors we are already hearing about from parents.

Do any of these describe your child?

  • General lack of interest in physical activity
  • Whiny and overly sensitive to pains and textures
  • Argues, or is easily upset, (or hard to recover once upset)

As parents, we assume many of the these behaviors are rooted in lack of motivation, or being over-sensitive. Lazy is one common assumption, and whiny is another. In reality, there is another chapter to the story. Read more

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Crazy Question: What If Your Core Never Really Worked the Right Way?

Core activation fiction

Do you have to work harder than others to keep a strong and active core?

Looking for clues to unresolved pain, stiffness, or anxiety — all common when the core activation isn’t fully developed?

The sports industry, exercise world, and pop culture would have us believe that all we need for a great core is more — more exercise, more equipment, and more discipline. Really???  Read more

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Core Exercise vs. Activation

Have you been told you need to activate your core muscles before exercising or lifting?

You are returning to your active lifestyle and workout routines. A common part of a well-rounded workout routine focuses on your core.

Great core function is much more than doing a bunch of crunches. However, when choosing any core exercise you make one big assumption — that your core is activating correctly.  Read more

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Your Foundation to a Strong Core

A mom recently wrote us to ask a question…

Her son was told he needed better core strength to swim faster. In the past, they had considered using a device to activate his core, but opted not to. Did they lose their window of opportunity to help his core?

The answer is no, they didn’t. Here are some insights as to why Bridging® is still able to change his core activation. Read more

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Parents of Graduates: Make Time to Do This for Yourself

Parents, take a moment to celebrate!

At some point in time during the graduation festivities, pause and pat yourself on the back. Take a moment to savor what a great job YOU did.

You persisted, when others doubted and criticized. You kept a pulse on the needs of your child, while giving them the space to mature and catch-up. You supported them in ways few can begin to imagine. Read more

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Have Chronic Pain? Here’s Another Cause

Chronic Pain? Often a long forgotten or key injury is at play

Chronic pain is the top reason clients (teens and adults) seek out Bridging® for relief.

What does chronic pain look like to you?

  • Pain that keeps you from sleeping
  • Pain that keeps you from daily life activities
  • Pain that keeps you from fun with friends

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