Do I have to be referred by another professional?
You are able to schedule without a referral from another professional. If you would like us to coordinate with any of your team, we will ask for their contact information and your consent. Here is our form for this.
When is Bridging not a good fit?
Although Bridging can be helpful for so many people, we do not work with anyone who is pregnant, or in an acute stage of pain or injury. Please consult your medical team or urgent care for help. Once your situation is stable, we are happy to help you feel and move better.
Is Bridging covered by insurance?
Your sessions are generally not covered by insurance, although some FSA, HSA or similar can be used for payment depending upon your plan’s details. Because Bridging sessions are not frequent, and have demonstrable changes, clients find they are an economical choice.
What should I wear to my appointment?
Wear comfortable clothes and bring a layer to add if you easily get chilled. (The office tends to run cool.) We prefer you to be without shoes so bring socks. We do have a sock basket if you forget.
What do I need to bring?
After you complete your Intake Information form you can relax. That’s all we need. We like to see x-ray images if you broke something and a photo of how your cast or brace looked. We love to see NICU photos to understand how your little one was monitored and positioned.
How many visits will I need?
Most people experience change with the first session, and it takes 2-3 total to address your concern completely. Often people have new goals and want to continue to work together periodically.
No! Different from other modalities you may have tried, Bridging is more effective with 3-6 weeks between sessions. With each session your body significantly changes, and we recommend allowing time for your body to adapt and integrate the changes.
Often Bridging work is restoring prior movement relationships your body used to be able to do. The body is designed for efficiency, and once your body finds a more efficient way to move it will retain this. You will continue to move better until something else happens.
No! To maintain your results simply be active! The daily movements around your home and your own recreational activities reinforce your new way of moving. Why? Bridging resets muscle memory so you don’t have to retrain it. The infant movement hierarchy used creates self-reinforcing relationships (babies learn to move without doing exercises, right?!)
Often our clients find they are better in 2-4 sessions, depending upon the complexity of the concern. If you have permanent physical changes (surgical scars, limb deformity, etc). you will continually drift because your body is not symmetric. These clients like to schedule 2-4 times per year for maintenance.
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