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 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

Moms, Still Bothered by Back Pain, Weak Core, Leaking or Odd Ab Sensations?

Following childbirth moms are told that time and exercise will help their core return to its original function.

Our clients tell a different story. They have been frustrated with slow or plateaued recovery in many ways, especially if they had a C-section. They are so happy to finally begin feeling like their former selves with some Bridging® work! Read more

Bobrov detail

Anxiety, Breathing, and Lower Body Traumas?

This illustration of breathing is so cool!

I follow Slava Bobrov on Twitter for his amazing visualizations of the body and cells. Last week he shared this animation of breathing. I was in heaven! Read more

Cara with Michael

Anxiety a Concern? How Activity Helps

Trying to get back into working out? ps – It also helps to calm anxiety!

Do you have a goal of getting back into working out after two years of COVID-related inactivity? Is the ‘getting started’ part hard? Many excuses come to mind — busy schedule, too hot, too cold. In reality, these can all be overcome with a little effort.

So, what else might be holding you back? Maybe it’s something physical, not mental.

At the Bridging® Institute, we often find our clients who have a hard time getting started coincidently have bodies that are stuck and hard to move. Once the muscles between the core and limbs interact more fluently, these clients automatically begin adding in more activity to their day.

The amazing side benefit of adding activity is relief from anxiety. Here’s why … Read more

back to school

Back to School Time: Is Your Child Ready?

School begins soon. Is your child positioned to do their best?

  • Are you and your child excited about the new school year or dreading it?
  • Do you hope each year will be the year things click into place for your child to excel?
  • Did you have a tough time with school, so you give your child a pass thinking they must be ‘just like you’?

This year can be different!

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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