HOLLY CHRISTY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR  
   
  Dr. Christy co-founded The Bridge Back Pro...

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HOLLY CHRISTY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR  
   
  Dr. Christy co-founded The Bridge Back Project in October of 2017 and is the principal investigator and executive director. She is passionate about providing a research-based treatment to help ease suffering for those who have suffered from post traumatic stress injuries.  
   
  Dr. Christy is trained in the highly specialized technique of Fascial Counterstrain by Tim Hodges, LMP, JSCCI, CACI and Brian Tuckey, PT, OCS, JSCCI, both of whom have been pioneering an effort to expand the methodology of Counterstrain to effectively restore function to the fascial systems of the body: Visceral, Neural, Cranial/Dural, Musculoskeletal, Arterial, Venous and Lymphatic. She is an instructor for the Counterstrain Academy and the Jones Institute, and a graduate and clinical adjunct faculty member of Bastyr University.  
   
  “Of all the modalities I’ve been exposed to in my career, Counterstrain is the most evolved and astoundingly powerful. Counterstrain is based in science and applied anatomy, and through it, we are able to reach inside the body and restore function with very little effort. One patient described it as ‘invisible surgery’ – an apt description for this outstanding technique.”  
   
  A lifelong Washingtonian, Dr. Christy earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington, Master of Acupuncture from Northwest Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, and Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University. She has been in practice since 2000.

RACHEL HARMON

RESEARCH ASSISTANT  
  Rachel received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Masters in Acupuncture at Bastyr...

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RACHEL HARMON

RESEARCH ASSISTANT  
  Rachel received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Masters in Acupuncture at Bastyr University in June 2020. She studies fascial counterstrain through the Jones Institute and Counterstrain Academy. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Human Biology. Passionate about treating the whole person and the root cause of illness, Rachel is honored to be working with fellow practitioners and participants on the cutting edge of chronic pain and PTSD research.

WILLY CHERRY

PHYSICAL THERAPIST  
  Willy Cherry has been a Physical Therapist for nearly 30 years. His search for ways to over...

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WILLY CHERRY

PHYSICAL THERAPIST  
  Willy Cherry has been a Physical Therapist for nearly 30 years. His search for ways to overcome personal injuries and trauma has resulted in an educational path covering many disciplines. Counterstrain has been the most useful and effective tool he has found, creating positive changes in patients and himself not afforded with any other form of treatment. He co-founded of Function & Action Physical Therapy in 1993 and recently joined the Counterstrain Academy’s Instructor Training Program . Joining the Bridge Back Project to help all survivors of trauma is an honor and responsibility he is committed to.

SHANNON ARNDT

PHYSICAL THERAPIST  
  Shannon Arndt founded Lone Lake Physical Therapy in 2011, and is opening the Soundview Cent...

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SHANNON ARNDT

PHYSICAL THERAPIST  
  Shannon Arndt founded Lone Lake Physical Therapy in 2011, and is opening the Soundview Center for Wellbeing in Langley, WA in 2019. She has spent over a decade dedicating herself to mastering Counterstrain because of the profound impact it has had in improving the lives of her patients. In 2014, she became an officially certified Counterstrain practitioner through the Jones Institute, has completed the Mastery Program through the Counterstrain Academy, and is currently training to become an instructor with the Jones Institute. Shannon considers it an amazing honor to be a part of the Bridge Back Project and to give support to those who have experienced profound trauma in the course of their service to our community.

SHARON L. JOHNSON PH.D.

PSYCHOLOGIST  
  Dr. Sharon Johnson has been a safety personnel psychologist in private practice since 1991. She h...

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SHARON L. JOHNSON PH.D.

PSYCHOLOGIST  
  Dr. Sharon Johnson has been a safety personnel psychologist in private practice since 1991. She has presented nationally and internationally and has written numerous treatment books covering topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders (SUD), among others. Currently, Sharon is honored to participate in the Bridge Back Project research project to bring another evidenced based treatment of PTSD and pain alleviation to first responders and military personnel who have dedicated so much of themselves to the benefit of others.