1. Web search tips I eventually found my physical therapist Paula, who listed SI joint dysfunction as one of her specialties, through a simple Google search. I typed in "sacroiliac joint physical therapist" and then the name of the town next to me (which was much larger and busier than the town I actually lived … Continue reading How to find a good physical therapist, Part 4: Search tips
Well, it sounds pretty obvious when I write it now. But back in 2011, when I first developed this problem, it wasn't so clear. Find a PT who actually knows how to treat the SI joint. Because most of them don't. I didn't understand this at the time. I figured anyone with a PT license … Continue reading How to find a good physical therapist, Part 3: Find someone with experience in treating the SI joint
Hi everyone! In my last post, I gave you a run down of the process of all the different physical therapists I saw before I found Paula, the PT who finally helped me. And I just wanted to reiterate one piece from that story in a separate post, which was this: When I found the … Continue reading How to find a good physical therapist, Part 2: Thinking creatively
One of the questions I get asked the most is "How do I find a physical therapist who can treat the SI joint?" Unfortunately, the answer to this question is almost as complicated as my answers to any of the more scientific questions people ask me. I thought I'd break everything I've learned about this … Continue reading How to find a good physical therapist, Part 1: Persistence
Hi everyone! I wanted to send out a different type of post today-- one that's a little more personal. I've been hearing from so many of you recently, through email, Facebook, as well as comments on my blog. And you're all asking really great questions-- so great I practically end up writing entire posts when … Continue reading If you’re reading this, give yourself a pat on the back.
Hi everyone! Hope you're all enjoying the holidays. I've been getting some really great questions from readers recently that I think are worth sharing with you all. *** As I've mentioned before, although obviously all of my posts for this blog are perfect, sometimes I feel like my explanations come out a little bit better … Continue reading Should you exercise when your SI joints are out of alignment?
Hello everyone! Another topic that's been coming up a lot recently is the topic of sitting. A lot of people say that sitting is one of their worst problems, and have been asking me if this was a significant issue as well. My answer here is two--fold. First, I'll answer you based on my own … Continue reading Why sitting can be painful with SI joint dysfunction
Hi everyone! Here is a different type of post... one where I have to slightly amend information I've given you in the past. I am totally grateful to longtime reader Julie, who emailed me yesterday about her own experience consulting a doctor for prolotherapy. For those of you who aren't familiar with the concept, prolotherapy … Continue reading Update: An alternative view on prolotherapy
Hi everyone! Something that comes up pretty often when people email me is a knee condition called chondromalacia patella (also sometimes called patellofemoral pain syndrome). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmUMx-Adxw8 As you may know, I was struggling with chondromalacia patella in both knees when I first developed SI joint dysfunction. It seems to me that the two can go together … Continue reading How I healed from chondromalacia patella
Hi everyone! I had a really interesting comment recently from a reader who'd been suffering from low back pain, but wasn't quite sure what the exact cause was. She'd found relief both from a chiropractic adjustment as well as massage therapy. However, she wasn't sure what exactly the chiropractor and massage therapist meant when they referred … Continue reading What are people talking about when they talk about “balancing the hips?”