Now that my SI joints themselves are actually staying stable (thank God!) I can begin to identify other factors that may have been contributing to my pain, and causing my sense of being off-kilter, all along. What I'm referring to specifically in this post is tightness in the muscles of the lower back. When … Continue reading Tight muscles can mimic SI joint dysfunction
These terms represent pretty key concepts that you will inevitably come across as you learn about the SI joint. In a nutshell, hypomobility refers to a joint that's moving less than a healthy joint would. Hypermobility refers to a joint that's moving more than a healthy joint would. I have experienced both hypo- and hypermobility in my SI … Continue reading SI Joint Concepts: Hypomobility and Hypermobility
So, I think I'm finally at the point in my recovery that seemed like a dream when people first described it to me five years ago: The point at which I'd finally develop enough muscle strength to make up for the fact that the ligaments that are supposed to hold my SI joint together have been stretched … Continue reading When muscle strength finally takes over for weak ligaments
For me, the process of figuring out my SI joints has had to be very intellectual. The movement patterns of the sacroiliac joints are some of the most complex in the body. It wasn’t a matter of simply doing my exercises and getting stronger, because this joint is like a puzzle. The SI joint reminds … Continue reading The SI joint is like a puzzle
Dr. Barbara Hungerford is a physiotherapist practicing in Australia where she founded the educational group Advanced Manual Therapy Associates. She completed a Ph.D. on the "altered pelvic biomechanics and muscle recruitment patterns associated with pelvic dysfunction." She runs educational courses for medical professionals such as physical therapists and osteopaths on what is called manual therapy, … Continue reading Dr. Barbara Hungerford & Advanced Manual Therapy Associates
I’ve held off on writing this post until I was absolutely sure, but the time has come for me to make my official pronouncement. In my post at the end of this past June, I explained how my SI joints were unexpectedly doing better following my 3 weeks in California. At first, I had thought … Continue reading The end of my SI joint issues is officially in sight.
Here are two links to posts from Adam Meakins, a physiotherapist in the UK who writes the blog The Sports Physio. What is the best way to assess the Sacroiliac Joint? What is the best way to treat a painful Sacroiliac Joint? He also shares some valuable information in this podcast interview with the Strength … Continue reading Adam Meakins/The Sports Physio: A critical view of SIJ treatments (that I don’t completely agree with…)