Insight of the Week from Cara
Years ago we used to have two intake forms:
- one for children with birth and developmental questions
- one for adults with injury and medical intervention questions
Over time we found that kids had medical interventions or serious injuries, and adults had developmental or birth issues in their past.
For each group, the missing information was a key factor to helping them move better. (The forms are now combined into one.)
Why does being born premature impact movement as an adult?
The lifetime impact of being born premature has two parts to it relating to your ability to be active:
- Immature neuromuscular system from incomplete development. We often find extremely tight muscles, or low muscle tone.
- Inhibited muscle relationships due to the medical interventions used to keep you alive (monitoring, nutrition, oxygen.) We often find unexplained pain, repeat injuries or poor coordination related to the early restraints.
We find that the immature and/or impacted muscle relationships do not necessarily develop on their own. Their time window to develop on their own was passed over while in an incubator.
How does Bridging® uniquely help these early muscle relationships?
The Bridging® assessment looks at your foundational movements and transitions, which are initially formed in this early period of life.
We are able to identify tight, loose, or incomplete muscle coordination. We then support the muscles and reset how they work together. It’s like getting your muscles tutoring to play catch-up!
Being active is so vitally important overall to our health, and more so if you were born premature. Bridging helps you feel more able to be active and to strength-train for your overall health benefits!