Integrative Physical Therapy
BODY MIND HEALING
THE FOUR ASPECTS
Bridgewrights method works through a unique blend of identifying and resolving issues in 4 areas:
mechanical restrictions that prevent natural movement
neuromuscular issues that prevent efficient turning on of muscles
dysfunctions relating to active movement planning and coordination
mental and emotional aspects that contribute to injury and delay healing
HOW WE CAN HELP
The first step is examining how you move and determining issues that cause pain or less optimal function. Most often these will be due to mechanical restrictions such as a muscle or fascia that is not allowing movement or joint that is too stiff or a nerve that doesn’t glide properly.
After the mechanical restrictions are resolved through mobilization techniques and the area is able to move passively, you will learn how to actively make your system move in a new and correct way so that you can move easily and freely.
Throughout your treatments you will learn cognitive skills to prevent further injuries.
WHY IS IT DIFFERENT?
Physical injuries involve mechanical dysfunction of one kind or another, however they often bring along emotional difficulties in the form of worries or stress, that also need to be addressed effectively. This aspect comes along with an over-activated sympathetic nervous system which leads to delayed recovery time and unnecessary daily stress.
The Bridgewrights method is unique in how it addresses both the body and mind aspects and combines physical therapy with elements of chiropractic care + massage therapy + psychotherapy to address both physical and emotional/cognitive aspects of injury and dysfunction.
CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP YOU?
Take one of our quizzes to learn if you have any of the issues that we specialize in!
Acute and Chronic Pain and injuries of the Low Back, Neck and Shoulder, Hip and Knee areas alongside many others are some of the most common treated issues at our clinic with success.
Whether you are an athlete aiming to improve the performance of your sports activity or an amateur looking to learn ways to safely continue your hobby without injuries, Bridgewrights has the tools to help you reach your goal.
Psychological Tools for Enhanced Recovery
Among the most common psychological components of injuries are worries, low concentration, depression, intolerance and disrupted sleep cycles. With chronic pain, often the body-mind duo has developed a pattern that feeds the mental components into the physical ones and vice versa, leading to a cycle that is difficult to break without the necessary tools of awareness.
Pelvic Floor Therapy
Pelvic floor physical therapy is used to treat incontinence, difficulty with urination or bowel movements, constipation, chronic pelvic pain, and painful intercourse. Women may see a pelvic floor specialist for treatment of vaginismus, endometriosis. Men may be treated for post-prostatectomy issues, painful ejaculation, premature ejaculation and urinary tract issues.
If you can't make it into the office for therapy, Bridgewrights also offers telehealth services. Through a secure video call we can guide you through self manual therapy (where we teach you to mobilize your own muscles), nervous system regulation techniques, stretching and strengthening exercises, and movement analysis in your own home.
Dry needling is an effective way of quickly relieving pain caused by muscle spasms so that you can get back to moving comfortably in your body. It is used in conjunction with other treatments for a variety of diagnoses. Ask our therapists for more information!