Bridge Back Project provides First Responders, Veterans, and Active Duty Military who’ve experienced and/or witnessed trauma an opportunity to Renew Hope, Restore Life, and Return to Freedom by using a specialized manual therapy called Counterstrain.
Witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event can cause the autonomic nervous system to become activated and stay “turned on,” and blood flow inside the brain can measurably change. This reflexive physiological response can be normalized by a specialized manual therapy technique called Counterstrain.
After treatment, patients have experienced improvement in sleep, pain control, organ function, and restored mental and emotional stability. Counterstrain involves the assessment of cranial bones to help determine what areas need to be treated followed by a series of gentle hands-on procedures to release tension in the fascia around inhibited physical structures. Each treatment is painless and lasts 60 to 90 minutes.
"Those of us that make the choice to have high risk careers do so with a certain understanding in our heads. Part of it is that we will bear the weight of the things we do in order to keep those we care about safe. It’s the idea of “I will do it so maybe someone else won’t have to.” I am writing this endorsement in order to offer my support to the practitioners of the treatment method known as Counterstrain. I have found this method of treatment to help with not only increasing overall quality of life, but also helping ease effects of emotional trauma many of us in the veteran and first responder community carry. This one treatment opened a door in my head that has allowed a level of emotional clearing I can’t even begin to put into words. click here for full endorsement"
"During the session I experienced a surge of strong emotions that I had not experienced before, they were neither positive nor negative but very strong. One of my PTSD symptoms that affected my life regularly was a negative reaction to light changes that in turn caused panic attacks. After the treatment I no longer have a negative reaction or panic attacks due to change in light. I have also experienced an increase in smell and taste, both were limited prior to the treatment. I would highly recommend this to other PTSD patients. click here for full endorsement "
"With years of physically demanding positions in the U.S. Army as a combat engineer, SWAT Team member for the Department of Energy, Deputy for the Sheriff’s Office, Jr. High teacher, firefighter, and an EMT, J.M. came for therapy at the Bridge Back Project. “Two months post-treatment, I noticed cognitive changes. I was more able to problem solve, more able to focus and when looking at a situation I could see more possibilities and less limitations. Three months post-treatment, I could empathize those folks [watching traumatic events on television] and their predicament but it didn’t become about me and that situation that I am no longer in.” click here for full endorsement"