Holly ChristyExecutive Director and Principal Investigator

    Dr. Holly Christy co-founded The Bridge Back Project with Ben Dennis, PhD and Kevin Ellison in October of 2017. She is the Medical Director and founder of Element 7 Wellness along with Integrative Medical Services.  As a Washington State Licensed Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist, she helps her patients optimize their personal health by using Counterstrain, naturopathic medicine and acupuncture modalities.  She is passionate about working with each patient on a highly individualized plan to reach their optimal wellness.

    Dr. Christy is trained in the highly specialized technique of Fascial Counterstrain. She has been trained 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.

    An adjunct faculty member of Bastyr University, she is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians,Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

    Dr. Christy is a graduate and instructor for the Counterstrain Academy and also assists in teaching Counterstrain with Brian Tuckey, PT for the Jones Institute.

    “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, a Master of Acupuncture from Northwest Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, and her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University. She has been in practice since 2000.

    Holly lives in Poulsbo with her family and thoroughly enjoys the myriad of outdoor activities available in the Pacific Northwest. Her favorite thing to do is play with her kids, and she cannot wait until they get old enough to share in her love of mountain biking and skiing.

    Before medical school, Holly was a professional soccer player in Sweden, and played Division I soccer in college. She coached soccer throughout college, medical school and for the first few years of her practice. She earned a black belt in Tao-Zen Ryu Shindo in 2007.

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