Cara with client, Joanne

What’s Zone 2 Training? And, Why Is It Metabolically Important?

The theme for this week … moderate exercise helps too!

Once upon a time, conventional thinking was you had to push harder and longer to get benefits from a workout. Current research shows something different and that a less intense workout has its own benefits. This workout level is commonly referred to as Zone 2 training. Read on … Read more

Cara with client, Martha

Summer Adventures, Hiking, and Injuries. Sometimes Things Happen … 😣

The theme for this week … injuries from hiking

Have you been outdoors doing an activity you love and suffered an injury? Hiking is such a wonderful way to enjoy nature and be active. It can also be fraught with danger. Read on …

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Cara with client, Sarena

Vision and Activity … Linked in Ways You Wouldn’t Think

The theme for this week … vision impacts our ability to be active

Often your pain, balance, or coordination concerns seem to be a mystery. Sometimes your vision is part of the puzzle. Read on …

Vision and movement

You likely take for granted how your vision affects your confidence and/or ability to be active. That is until a change affects you or a loved one.

Although the concept of poor vision impacting physical activity seems intuitive, the following study delves into how physical activity can be impacted given common conditions.

Interestingly, they note that causal relationships may be bidirectional — low activity may impact visual skills. 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, 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