Brandon Cunningham is a local Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a heavy interest in alternative medicine, such as massage therapy, herbalism, physical activity and nutrition. He earned a BSN in 2010 and an MSN from James Madison University in 2015. Brandon’s interest in medicine was sparked early in his college years after his grandmother encouraged him to take an anatomy and physiology class. His wife Katie, a Massage Therapist, taught him the medicinal art of massage. His grandparents also triggered another interest in gardening. Experiencing the healing powers of plant medicine led to attending Sacred Plant Traditions, an herbal school. Brandon has completed the Foundations of Herbalism and is enrolled to complete subsequent clinical course. Recently, he has been certified as a Personal Trainer and Nutritional Coach from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. The blend of modern and alternative medicine has fueled the idea and model behind Bridging Health Clinic, with the goal of educating, treating, and empowering the community.
Katie Cunningham is a local Special Education Teacher and Board-Certified Massage Therapist with a love for alternative approaches to improve health and wellness. She is interested in holistic health, which includes Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Herbalism, Nutrition, and many forms of Exercise. Her curiosity in Massage Therapy was provoked by some family health issues and, subsequently, stirred the desire to learn alternative ways for relieving pain and stress. Katie received her Massage Degree in 2008 from Heritage Institute in Manassas, VA. After meeting her future husband, Brandon, she returned to school and earned a master’s degree in Special Education from James Madison University in 2012. She has been teaching in the local public schools ever since.