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
- Wrist (following fracture)
In each case Bridging® was able to help with pain, ease of motion, and more.
You want to get back to your active life!
You are grateful to the medical specialists who were able to help you, and now you want to continue on with the activities that define your life.
4 common issues post-surgery
These are the most common concerns you come to see us about with hope for getting help:
- Tightness or restriction of a joint
- Pain or weird sensations
- Lack of strength
- Overall tiredness and feeling not quite right
If you’ve experienced any of these, you’ve likely tried physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, or time with your mental health professional, but with limited results. Time to try another approach.
The key to finding the complete solution for feeling ‘right’ again is understanding how the various aspects of a surgical procedure traumatize your body. These include:
- Breathing / ventilation support which can include unusual physical positioning and restraints
- IVs and monitoring which constrict arms for long periods of time
- Inflated abdomens from laparoscopic procedures
- The scars themselves, which interrupt the flow of natural movement (especially in the abdomen!)
Assessing the functional impact of these treatments is fundamental within the Bridging® process and is what we use to quickly get you feeling and moving better!
Let’s break down the most common over-looked aspects of a surgical procedure and why they still impact you …
Breathing support via intubation and neck pains
If you had general anesthesia requiring breathing support, there are a couple of things that usually bother you afterward — a sore neck and trouble sleeping. We find that the position of the head used to insert the breathing tube often upsets the muscle coordination of the neck. Bridging is able to reestablish this fairly quickly.
The other aspect of assisted breathing is a rhythm of breathing which is different than your own and ends up getting the synchronization of your chest a little off. Some bigger Bridging® wiggles to reset your chest and core integration allows your nervous system to calm down and you can sleep better.
IVs and pains or weakness in arms
Oh goodness, the upset arms we have seen! They still hurt or have little strength. It doesn’t make sense to you because this wasn’t part of the surgery. There are many aspects to why the IVs disrupt your muscles afterward, and all they need are some specific wiggles to shake out the trauma and reset integrated function.
Minimally-invasive procedure, and now bloat that won’t go away
You know that puffy middle that goes down overnight and puffs back up with the first thing you do. We generally find this phenomenon after abdominal surgery, usually minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic).
Part of this procedure is to inflate the abdomen for easier access of the surgical instruments. This often disassociates the coordination of the abdominal, back, and leg muscles. By recreating the developmental relationships which establish this coordination, Bridging® is able to restore your core so your exercises actually produce the results you hope for. You feel and look better!
C-section and tight low back or hips
Often after you’ve healed from a C-section you feel so tight in your hips and low back, and have an arched low back posture. You may try stretches in various ways and can’t get it to open up. What we find is that the incision area needs to be supported as we use Bridging® to reset how leg and core muscles work together. All the moms are amazed at how loose their hips and low back feel!
More to your full recovery …
At The Bridging® Institute our clients are often surprised by how fast they improve. Uniquely, our approach goes back to early development as the secret.
Recreating early layers of muscle and joint interconnections is the roadmap for sustainably resetting your (or your child’s) body after accidents, surgeries or illness. Bridging® rebuilds the original movement foundation; your daily activity reinforces the better function.
Wondering if Bridging® can help you or your child feel and function better after a surgical procedure?
Fill out our intake form and we’ll get back to you with insights on how Bridging® can help. Virtual or in-office sessions are two options we offer to get you back to feeling your best.