crawling baby

Crawling — a Surprising Implication for Every Age!

The theme for this week … crawling’s importance to health at all ages!

How does crawling benefit my child, and even me?

Crawling is generally thought of as a notable milestone for your baby as they grow, transforming from stationary wigglers to little individuals able to explore.

The following study discusses the many facets of crawling, and the health impacts beyond infancy.

Effects of Crawling before Walking: Network Interactions and Longitudinal Associations in 7-Year-Old Children

The article reveals that crawling may be the most effective way to increase early interaction between body composition, cardiovascular system, lung function, motor competence, and physical fitness. Read more

Cara with client, Ann

Relief for Ann’s Neck and Shoulder … Another Piece of the Puzzle!

The theme for this week … the body tells its story!

Often your pain, balance, or coordination concerns seem to be a mystery. One of the most common sources of the physical micromovement disruption that we find is a forgotten fall. How do we find it? Our problem-solving process deciphers the body’s story. Read on …

Falling …. how many times?

This week we are sharing some perspective about falling down. Here are some estimates related to falling from the World Health Organization in 2021. Very interesting statistics! Read more

Cara with client, Claire

Yoga Breathing … Claire’s Quest for Deeper Breathing

The theme for this week … better breathing, from the beginning!

There are myriad interactions between the many muscles used for breathing. These interactions can get off track before birth, during birth, and in the weeks following. This insight played a key role in helping this week’s video guest, Claire.

So, how DO we begin to breathe?

There are so many things that happen at birth which we take for granted, especially breathing. Who would guess the number of muscular and structural relationships involved!

Even more amazing is that the way our little bodies figure out breathing will functionally support, or confound, us for years to come. Read more

Cara with client, Judy

How Much Activity? And, What Kind? Judy’s Choice, Dancing

The theme for this week … being active daily

How much activity should you get daily and weekly?

The gold standard of activity guidelines by American Council of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and published by the Department of Health and Human Services were updated in 2019. You can find the full report here.

Here are the basics by age group:

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Cara with client, Cindy

Recovery From an Injury is Often a Journey …

The journey of recovering from an injury …

This week we share the saga of Cindy’s thumb, which is a good reminder that the body CAN put itself back together with a little support and guidance. And time!

A refresher of the series of events …

We featured Cindy last fall in one of our videos (see below) as we worked though her hip and abdominal surgery recovery, which had caused low back and neck pain. These kept her from being as active as she wanted to be.

When she returned for a follow-up session, she had a new development. She fell down stairs, landing oddly on her thumb, which severed a tendon. We did a special video showing micromovement support for her wrist and hand function.

In this new follow-up video, Cindy says her thumb feels ‘stiff as a board’ although she received an ‘all clear’ from her surgeon. After three months of being immobilized, her muscles have forgotten how to work together. It was time for some Bridging® to get those muscles working again!

Even at the thumb and hand, Micromovement disrupters accumulate to impact your ability to move and stay active. Staying active is essential to both physical and mental health at ALL AGES! Read more


5 Reasons Your Micromovements Benefit from a Spring Tune-up

Is a Spring micromovement tune-up on your calendar?

It should be! Warm weather is finally here! Are you ready to do all the things you dreamed about all winter long — softball, soccer, lacrosse, biking, gardening, running, or a simple walk with friends? Or, is something holding you back?

Outdoor activity has so many benefits, and there IS a way to comfortably and confidently get back out!

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Cara with client, Arvey

Knee Replacement Left You with Pain and Stiffness?

Micromovement disrupter: knee replacement surgery

With over 600,000 performed in the U.S. in 2020, knee replacement surgery has become a somewhat routine surgical procedure.

A common issue for many following their knee replacement is stiffness.

We find the primary contributors to the knee stiffness are swelling and poor multi-dimensional function at the joint.

Luckily, Bridging® is a way to reset the muscle coordination around the knee to quickly improve your comfort and movement! Read more

Cara with client, Ann

Problem-solving Ann’s Neck and Shoulder Pain

When neck pain makes it harder to be active …

Staying active is the key to both physical and mental health at ALL ages. But what if daily activities aggravate your neck pain? This is Ann’s dilemma — she is hoping for less pain so she can get through her day more comfortably.

Let’s take a deep dive to see what might be at the bottom of her neck pain. We found she has micromovement disruptors in three of the four categories we use to help with our analysis of your movement.

Ann’s micromovement disruptors:

  • Accidents: rear-end auto accident, torn biceps muscles
  • Medical procedures: tumor removed from clavicle, lumpectomy and radiation, hip replacement, hernia repairs
  • Birth: forceps-assisted birth
  • Illness: none of significance

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