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, 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 BridgingĀ® 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

springtime

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, BridgingĀ® 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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Cara with client, Liz

Back Stuck in a Painful Twist?

Too much twisting has Liz’s back in a knot

Sometimes the way we need to use our bodies at work can cause stress and strain, especially to our backs.

In this YouTube session, we meet Dr. Liz who helps her patients’ feet feel and function better. However, the positions she has to maneuver herself into to work with her patients can be odd and stressful.

A few weeks earlier she triggered a recurrent back issue, and the usual rest, massage, or chiropractic work weren’t quite enough to help.

See what we found and how much better her back is moving after a little BridgingĀ®! Read more

Cara with client, John

Hip Replaced? There May Be More to Do for Strength and Balance

New hip needs more help for balance

A little while ago we met John, who had a hip replaced in October 2022. His leg strength was uneven and he had more fatigue than he expected.

In this YouTube session, we check back in to see what John has been up to since the first BridgingĀ® session last December, and what else his leg and core muscles need help with.

See what we found, and how much better his balance is! Read more

Cara works with client, Kim

New Goals, New Workout. Are You Ready?

Her new workout plan was challenging. How did BridgingĀ® make sure she was reaping all the benefits?

In the latest BridgingĀ® Insider video we meet Kim, who has some ambitious plans with her new workout routine.

As she embarks on her new mix of activity she wanted to make sure she wasn’t going to aggravate an old injury, or cause a new one.

See what we found, and how her body is in a better place to workout! Read more

Cara with client, Zakyia

Exercise Plans Side-tracked? Do Past Injuries Make Things Harder?

She wanted to get back to exercising for her health. How did BridgingĀ® help?

In the latest Bridging Insider video, we meet Zakiya whose exercise routine has been side-lined while caring for her son who has special needs.

She’s had two key physical traumas over the years and she wants to make sure she is in a good place to begin working out again. Read more