Hey everyone, I know I talk about a lot of heavy topics on this blog, so I wanted to make one thing very clear: I feel powerful. And I feel strong. It's been a long process for me to put together the knowledge and strategies I talk about on my blog. There were a lot … Continue reading I feel powerful.
Hey everyone, As you know, I have so much exciting content coming up for you in the next few weeks! However, before I go on, I wanted to discuss this one foundational concept, because everything else I talk about is going to build on top of this. That topic is: What is the function of … Continue reading Why the core is your home base
Hey everyone, Here’s a topic that comes up sooo often in my coaching sessions— I wanted to be sure to address it on the blog! Today I wanted to talk to you about core strengthening. What a lot of people don’t know is that there’s a huge mind-body component to core strengthening (at least, when … Continue reading The most powerful core exercises can be subtle
Hey everyone, So originally I was going to write a different blog post today. First, I had found an article on a patient-centered website that I thought did a really great job of explaining SI joint dysfunction. The author explained how important it is to be aware of SI joint alignment— that is to say, … Continue reading What I’m creating
Can you guess what the first part of the body is to adapt to exercise? Hint: it’s actually not your muscles… The first part of the body to respond and begin to adapt to a new movement pattern is actually your nervous system. While it may take a few weeks for your muscles to actually … Continue reading The first part of the body to adapt to exercise
Hey everyone, If you're like many of the people who come to my site, you've already been through physical therapy several times. Your PT gave you a printout of exercises. Technically, they're the "correct" exercises to do for lower back pain. But none of them helped you, and in fact, you're in even more pain … Continue reading Why standard PT exercises don’t work
Hey everyone, As some of you know, I started this blog back in 2016 when I felt totally helpless. I was totally dependent on chiropractic adjustments, which I thought were the only thing that could help me, and I was beginning to think surgery was the only long-term answer. But somehow, something magic happened when … Continue reading My new world (how to read my blog!)
When Carole found my site, she’d been struggling with mysterious lower back pain for years, and hadn’t yet found the right medical professionals to take her seriously. The only option she’d really been presented with was SI joint fusion surgery, without really being able to try anything else first. I was so excited to do … Continue reading Carole’s Story
Hey everyone, this is one of my most important tips (and paradoxically, it’s also the simplest!). If you’re looking for help with your specific issue, in your specific geographic area, do Google searches regularly. Do them every month. I eventually found the first PT who was able to really help me, about 3 miles from … Continue reading A simple— but extremely important— tip!
Hey everyone! Some positive updates for you today. I've recently started studying for the Certified Personal Trainer exam through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. It's something I've thought of doing off and on throughout the years. I decided to finally do it, so that I can help my coaching clients with more targeted exercise … Continue reading Awareness is growing + NASM + the Posterior Oblique Sling
Hey everyone, So... I’m about to get real personal here. A question people often ask me is "how did you keep going?” when I was going through my own SI joint saga. I know exactly why you you guys are asking. I’ve totally been there myself, where it can seem really hard to believe you’ll … Continue reading How I kept going with SI joint dysfunction