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Welcome To The Bridge Back Project

OUR MISSION
Traumatic stress is a real and present issue among our military and first responder communities. Our mission is to use Counterstrain (a physical medicine modality) for those experiencing trauma to cross the bridge from survivor to thriver.

WHAT IS 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 physical medicine modality called Counterstrain.

After treatment, patients have experienced improvement in sleep, pain control, organ function, and restored mental and emotional stability. Counterstrain involves a series of gentle hands-on procedures to reduce inflammation and release tension in the fascia around inhibited physical structures. Each treatment is painless and lasts 60 to 90 minutes.

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HOW WE CAN HELP

EXTENSIVE STUDIES

We are in the process of studying the effect Counterstrain has on people who have suffered pain, insomnia, mental and emotional distress due to trauma. This research will provide evidence supporting the efficacy of Counterstrain, so that it can be more widely available to those in need.

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ALWAYS IMPROVING

Counterstrain has already helped many who have been negatively affected by trauma. We have seen improvements in pain management, social and emotional coping, sleep, and mental clarity. Through the Bridge Back Project we will continue to learn how to treat the symptoms of Traumatic Stress.

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WIDENING THE SCOPE

As leaders in the study and advocacy regarding Traumatic Stress, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has two primary modalities listed as acceptable treatment for Traumatic Stress: psychotherapy and pharmaceutical medications. Our goal is to add Counterstrain as an accepted modality for those who suffer from the effects of trauma in the Line of Duty.

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