playing on a jungle fym

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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a fall in the snow

Slip and Fall? 😩 2 Aspects of Falling Where You Feel Off or Sleep Poorly

According to the CDC in 2017, approximately 1 million Americans are injured annually as the result of falling on ice and snow.

You were careful, but … down you went. 🙁

Nothing was broken, but you just don’t feel yourself. You might have gone to the urgent care to make sure all was ok. What else could be going on?

You naturally reacted to prevent the fall by turning and reaching. This ends up being part of why you don’t feel quite right, and you may also have trouble sleeping.

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big boxes

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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kids playing video games

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

building core strength

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

core strengthening

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

infant

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