Now that I actually knew what the problem was, and had begun to familiarize myself with the idea of working out in a pool, the next step was for me to pay careful attention to which movements and activities outside of the pool were the most likely to make my SI joints lock up. The SI … Continue reading Turning Point #3: Adjusting my Movement Patterns
Looking back, I have no idea why I was so resistant to the idea of working out in a pool. I guess I had a lot of the same preconceptions that people seem to have now, when I try to tell them how great pool workouts can be. A lot of my healthy, non-injured friends … Continue reading Turning Point #2: Pool workouts
Honestly, as much as I have criticized chiropractors at times on here, I know I would have been completely lost when my SI joint first locked up back in 2011 if my chiropractor hadn't been able to explain things to me. I've flat out never seen a physician that had anything truly helpful to say … Continue reading Turning Point #1: Identifying the problem
Well, I had a feeling it was inevitable... I knew that, at some point, my SI joints were probably going to lock up again. And, at the end of last week, it happened. As is the case with most things that go wrong with the body, I think a combination of factors came together here … Continue reading What made my SI joint lock up for the first time in 8 months?
To my 11 faithful followers-- thank you so much for sticking by this blog, even though I've probably been bombarding you with far too many posts this week! Much of this blog is still a work in progress, and to an extent I'm still treating it as an open workbook where I post notes and … Continue reading The SI joint acts like a shock absorber (great article from Taylored Training and Fitness)
Basically, what I tell people is that the SI joint is where the pelvis and the spine connect. The SI joint doesn't really move in the way you think of when you picture a stereotypical "joint." The SIJ only moves a few millimeters, but like anything in the body, when it's not doing what it's … Continue reading Main functions of the SI Joint
Although I have come to regret all of the time and money I've spent seeing chiropractors, there is one very useful thing that has come out of that time for me. I did find two chiropractors over the years who I did find to be very skilled at identifying the problem-- even if I found that … Continue reading Lumbar Rotation vs. SI Joint Dysfunction