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 BridgingĀ® work! Read more

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Bicycling Feet, Meet Your Power Player, Pedaling Legs

“Foot pain is experienced by 17% to 42% of the adult population. It is disabling in nearly half of these cases and can impair mood, behavior, risk of falls, self-care ability and quality of life.”

Understanding the nature and mechanism of foot pain. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research (2009) Read more

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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 BridgingĀ® 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

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Old Knee Injury? See the Crazy Ways It Can Impact You

Wanting to stay active, but …

Sometimes you are doing your best to get into healthier habits yet your body doesn’t want to cooperate. Often we assign the sensations to being out of shape, needing to try harder, or being more consistent. Sometimes there is something basic, yet overlooked. Here’s an example.
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Butter Melting … It’s the Sensation We Feel When Muscles Change

“What do you feel when the muscles change?”

Inquisitive clients have posed this question over recent weeks. My response?

To those of us doing BridgingĀ®, the change feels like the muscles and movements soften and melt, similar to butter. The movement become easier for us, and for you!

Butter can have many states from hard to melted:

  • frozen solid
  • refrigerator hard
  • room temperature softness
  • a melted fluid

As your muscles begin to work together better they end up in the soft, easy to spread state. The work of each muscle becomes shared with a larger network so each individual muscle can relax, knowing it can work only when needed, and that it now has helpers.

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Feeling Off? Kids’ Behavior Off? Here Are Some Reasons at This Time of Year …

This week we’re seeing an uptick in …

Kids needing a regulatory reset. They are having a tough time with:

  • sleep
  • behavior
  • sensory sensitivity

Adults needing a post-covid or flu reset. They want help with:

  • shallow breathing
  • poor sleep
  • low energy
  • achy joints

Is this you or your family?

We can help. BridgingĀ®’s gentle micromovements and stretches reset your body allowing you to move, breathe and behave better. Often in just 1-2 sessions.

Virtual or in-office sessions are two options we offer to get you back to feeling your best. (You can schedule an appointment here.)

Reasons why kids may need a seasonal reset

family plays in the snow
There are three reasons that your children may be dis-regulated this time of year.

Less activity during the winter. Movement naturally keeps the body more organized.

Illness. Covid, flu, or strep can be enough to throw off the way the diaphragm muscle coordinates breathing during both rest and activity.

Growth stresses every system in the body. Often children’s muscles need a little help adapting to the changes so their sensory systems can calm down.

Reasons why you may need a post-COVID reset

it's so cold
Yes, Omicron or Delta seems to have gotten to every other person. Many of you recovered with ease.

But, some of you may still be experiencing:

  • brain fog
  • restless sleep
  • fatigue
  • aching joints

These are all fallout from the fever, dehydration, inactivity, and viral stress to your body.

Refreshing the movement interconnections between your core and limbs restores deeper breathing and lets your joints move easily again.

More to your full recovery …

At The BridgingĀ® Institute our clients are often surprised by how fast they improve. Uniquely, our approach goes back to early development as the secret.

Re-creating early layers of muscle and joint interconnections is the roadmap for sustainably resetting your body after illness, or your child’s after growth or injury. BridgingĀ® rebuilds the original movement foundation; your daily activity reinforces the better function.

Wondering if BridgingĀ® can help you or your child feel and function better? Fill out our intake form and we’ll get back to you with insights on how BridgingĀ® can help.

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Hands + Age = Arthritis? No!

Arthritic hands: what else may be the cause?

As the weather gets cooler it seems that our adult joints get stiffer.

We tend to blame our age or the cold, but reduced activity is likely the cause.

There are many studies that show movement is the most effective way to lower pain and improve function, without negative side effects.

Hands are no exception. As fingers swell and stiffen many people look to steroid creams or injections for help. These provide relief, but are not a long term solution.

Here’s another perspective on arthritis, and how BridgingĀ® can help restore your hand function and strength. Read more

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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