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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!

  • Adults older than 60 years of age suffer the greatest number of fatal falls.
  • 37.3 million falls that are severe enough to require medical attention occur each year.
  • Falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide.
  • Prevention strategies should emphasize education, training, creating safer environments, prioritizing fall-related research and establishing effective policies to reduce risk.

If you would like to read more, here is the link to the full report.

Insight of the week from Cara

How can we tell that a prior fall is the likely culprit causing your concern?

As you can observe in our YouTube video sessions, we check a very basic, yet very specific set of passive movements with our clients. These movements are enough to paint a picture of how your body is able to move, and which movement relationships could be better.

The ease and flow of the movements are what tell the story. When there is stiffness or a block, we start to consider possible reasons why. If the block is localized, there likely was an impact, and often an impact is related to having fallen down.

Falls are common at all ages.

Here are some of the ways we find individuals at any age experience falls:

  • Climbing, crawling and running
  • Slipping or tripping on unstable surfaces
  • Playgrounds. Ah, yes
  • Sports. Also, yes
  • Late night escapades when tired
  • Poorly lit surroundings with uneven surfaces

Often you shake the fall off, and keep going. When you can’t shake it off so easily, the fall likely affected your body more than you thought.

The good news is that Bridging® uniquely surfaces and resets the micromovement disruptions related to falls. You will see this is the video with Ann.

Stories from our sessions … “Ah-ha, this is what happened!”

What else happened to Ann?

Micromovement disrupters

What’s happened to Ann and when?

  • Birth/Early life: Forceps delivery
  • Injury/Accident: Auto accident, several falls, biceps tear, head injury
  • Medical procedures/surgeries: Hip replacement, various surgeries
  • Illness: none of note

Sleuthing the root cause of neck pain

Goal: Reduce pain and stiffness at left neck and shoulder

Ann was experiencing neck pain. She realized it primarily occurred after using the computer keyboard. It turns out that other events in her past played a role too.

In her first session we reset general muscle relationships to restore her overall movement symmetry.

This time we zoned in more specifically related to the pain. See how we discovered a long-forgotten fall, and how it was still impacting her.

In this video, you will see the problem-solving process where we check for asymmetries, gaps, and blocks in her micromovement flows. Then we use the gentle Bridging® Technique’s rocking and stretching movements to reset her neck and arm muscles.

It’s so cool to hear Ann feel her muscle tension melting away as we reset the micromovements which were impacted.