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When we don’t work quite right the conventional practice is to look at the squeaky wheel. (If the hip hurts, check the hip. If behavior is off, address behavior.) Sometimes this works, and sometimes it doesn’t, especially related to early development.

What if, instead, we look at how the human machine works? The beauty of taking a machine-based approach is that underneath all the human complexity, we truly are a simple machine! Understanding the way the human machine works leads to a systematic process for determining what is not working well, and how to support it. Hint: It’s often not the squeaky wheel.

After observing and experiencing the amazing outcome of Bridging work many professionals want to learn more to incorporate into their own practice. We have several options—basic concepts, basic principles and advanced application. For those who want to fully immerse themselves into Bridging you can apply for an internship and certification. Continuing education credits for Early Intervention, Occupational and Physical Therapy is available in the state of Illinois.

In the Back to Basics Workshop, we take you back to basics to review the science fundamentals of how the human ‘machine’ develops and functions. The machine supports breathing, early development, posture, and movement. By improving the foundation of the body’s machine, many seemingly unrelated aspects quickly improve especially related to development, pain, and overall regulation. complete details

In the Kinetic Bridging® Basics course, you will learn the use of early foundational movements to support development
and restore function of the human ‘machine’. By improving the foundation of the body’s machine, many seemingly unrelated aspects quickly improve especially related to early development, posture, and movement. complete details

Bridging® Applications is a four-part course for movement professionals wanting to learn more advanced Bridging skills and concepts. This series is the next step towards certification.

Internship and Certification are the next steps to gain confidence and expertise to add Bridging to your professional skills.

Basic to Basics: Using Simple Science Principles to Transform Development, Posture, and Movement!
This four-hour workshop takes you back to the basic science principles defining regulation (pressure, temperature, and volume) and how these support to early development, posture, and movement.

Learning Objectives

• Define key transitions of regulation related to birth, locomotion and vertical posture, and why they relate to gaps in development, postural/movement disorders, and pain.
• Learn three simple movements supporting the basics of regulation and how to appropriately integrate them into treatment strategies.
• Develop strategies to better match interventions to client history, presentation, and goals. This includes family centered strategies for use with infants and children.

Kinetic Bridging Basics: Transform Development, Posture, and Movement!
This six-hour workshop provides hands-on learning of the most fundamental core movements, including assessment and restoration.
Learning Objectives
• Learn the three basic movements supporting and organizing early development, posture, and movement.
• Learn five birth-related reasons the movement foundation is altered in 35-40% of all client/ patients, and why they relate to gaps in development, postural/movement disorders and pain.
• Learn the neurobiology and biophysics principles of the Kinetic Bridging technique, and apply to restore foundational movements of the core.
• Understand how five of the most common birth scenarios affect foundational movements resulting in challenges to development, posture, movement, and pain at any age.

Kinetic Bridging Applications (A four-part series)
Pre-requisites: Workshops 1 and 2. The four parts of this workshop must be taken in sequence.

The ten-hour workshops will all be 1-5p on Friday and 9a-4p on Saturday. Any meals, snacks and beverages to be provided by participant.

Part 1 Movement Differentiation and Restoration (Oct 27-28, 2017)

• Core-limb integration and transitions
• Diaphragm—The Great Movement Connector!
• Fractures and Common Impacts to Movement

Part 2 Movement and Breathing (Nov 10-11, 2017)

• Breathing transition at birth
• Breathing mechanics
• Incorrect breathing strategies and how to correct

Part 3 Multi-system Interactions with Movement (Jan 19-20, 2018)

• Movement support for Circulatory system
• Movement support to Lymphatic system
• Movement and the Digestive system

Part 4 Sensory-Motor Integration (Feb 23-24, 2018)

• Integration of Vision and Movement
• Integration of Vestibular Control on Movement
• Differentiating Vestibular and Visual Dysfunction