melting butter

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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Cancer Journey? Yes, There Are So Many Aspects to This

Cancer treatment support is a personal topic for me. This month marks 20 years since my son was diagnosed with leukemia at age 6.

During his 3+ years of treatment he endured 2 surgeries, 38 lumbar punctures, countless IV’s and hospital stays. He was messed up from treatment, and because of treatment.

I found out first hand the importance of mentally and physically supporting him during and after the process.

The BridgingĀ® support I was able to provide came in some years after his treatment and primarily addressed latent effects. He still has some concerns this many years later, but he is generally doing great! Read more

a family enjoys a walk

Recent, or Not So Recent, Surgery? And Recovery Isn’t Quite What You Expected?

A number of clients in the office recently have wanted help with pain or limited range of motion. We found these had a relationship to prior surgeries.

These surgeries included:

  • Abdominal structure repair
  • Cancer treatment
  • C-section
  • Dental
  • Hysterectomy
  • Wrist (following fracture)

In each case BridgingĀ® was able to help with pain, ease of motion, and more.

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feet

Foot Surgery and Still Have Pain, Swelling, or Balance Concerns?

Facts about feet issues and surgeries

Bunions affect approximately 25-30% of adults.

Most common foot surgeries are to address:

  • bunions
  • hammer toes
  • tendon release
  • neuroma
  • metatarsal repair

Feet still hurting after surgery?

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Pain and Swelling Still an Issue After Your Surgery or Procedure?

Lots of summer surgeries!

We meet people who are frustrated with the status of their recovery. These are the most common surgeries they have had:

  • Did an accidental bone break need repair?
  • Was the knee or hip replacement, or hysterectomy planned?
  • Was the appendix or gallbladder surgery an emergency?
  • Was the surgery part of cancer treatment?

You or your loved one had surgery earlier this year. Although it went well, there is still unexplained pain, swelling, or weird tightness. Read more

post surgical pain relief

Post-Operative Pain: Our 3 Stages to Relief

Three Stages to Clearing Chronic Post-Op Pain

Chronic post-operative pain is the top reason teens and adults seek out Bridging for pain relief.

The Mystery

Not only is post-operative chronic pain a noted outcome of surgery, it is often a mystery to the traditional medical community as to why it occurs. There are many studies which categorize and quantify the pain, but they provide few answers and recommendations for remedies.

However, from a physics and micromovement perspective, the majority of post-operative pain is not a mystery. Read more

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Pain — The #1 Reason Teens and Adults Seek Out BridgingĀ® Relief

Insights about Chronic Pain

feeling stressed80% of childhood chronic pain continues into adulthood.

Many study* participants reported the pain was the result of a sports injury. (*Source: Chronic Pain in Adolescents Children (Basel) Dec 2016 Freiedrichdorf et al.)

17% of adults with chronic pain had it as a child.

Chronic pain is also a significant post-operative complication.Ā  Read more

man slips on ice

Slip and Fall? Three Ways BridgingĀ® Can Help

Two days, three clients with falls. ‘Tis the season!

Only two days back in the office in the new year and we’ve seen three clients recovering from injuries related to falls. So many ways to slip and fall — stairs, sidewalk, and tripping. Please be careful!

As we worked through the Bridging movements with each client, they all felt the tension in their body relax in ways they didn’t even realize they needed. Balance was restored along with ease of motion. Read more

using Bridging for post-op recovery

Still Recovering from a Surgery or Medical Procedure?

Recent Surgical Procedure?

recovering from knee surgeryWe have many clients who are finally able to get their Covid delayed procedures done, or have had test results requiring new procedures. Knees, hips, biopsies, moles, shoulders and feet. Oh my!

Being such a timely topic, post-surgical support will be the focus for our quarterly professional BridgingĀ® learning event next week. The case study being discussed follows a client over the first three weeks post-op from her knee replacement. (photo shows day 13 and Day 17)

Interested in Bridging education? January will kick-off a new cohort. Let Cara know you’d like to get details as they are finalized.

 


How can Bridging help your post-op recovery?

using Bridging Technique for post-op recovery

  • Reduce swelling and discomfort
  • Faster healing
  • Clear discomfort of compensations
  • Ease of movement

How? The tiny movements we use allow the micro-vasculature to re-establish their network. This microscopic capillary and lymphatic system is crucial for bringing in nutrients to heal, and taking away the damaged cellular waste.

As the swelling goes down movement is more comfortable and free. (photo is 3.5 weeks post- knee repair)

 


What timing is best?

There are distinct phases of help for post-operative support. (photo shows before/after swelling change of 3.5 weeks post-scoped knee.)
knee surgery recovery

  • Week 1: restore adjacent movement better support the traumatized zone.
  • Week 2-6: Reintegrate subtle multi-directional movement. Clear compensatory movements.
  • Week 6+: Reintegrate complex movement to the traumatized area, and begin to increase resistance/strength.

If you can make it to the office, there is an aspect we are able to help with!

 

At Kinetic Konnections we love being able to offer alternatives to support your family in more flexible ways. An in-person or virtual session may be the missing piece to your recovery process!

Our goal at Kinetic Konnections is to keep your body optimally organized to behave, focus and be active for the things you enjoy in life.


 

You are now able to schedule your 30-minute virtual sessions online through the MindBody Fitness app!
New and existing clients are welcome to use this option.

broken leg

Did You Ever … Break a Leg?

Sometimes our clients tell it best …

A freak fall got this mom surgery and weeks off of her feet

A client who sees us annually for a tune-up let us know she had fallen before the holidays. The freak fall fractured her lower right leg (tibia) and left foot, requiring surgery to repair her leg.

She has been doing the recommended rehab to regain strength and mobility. Although getting stronger, she felt like her foot was disconnected and unstable. Her knee was weak, and her balance was a little scary. Her walker was a constant companion. Her physical therapist told her moving more will help; it wasn’t.

Once healed and cleared to bear weight on her leg, she made it into our office hobbling along with her walker. In that visit we were able to help her put stabilization skills back together. (Stabilization is a background layer of function that provides control.) Her recovery took a huge jump forward.

The following email updates from her were a great way to start the week! Read more