It finally happened…

Hey everyone,

It finally happened.

I was on a coaching call with a new client, and we were having the kind of in-depth conversation that I totally love.

On this call, the client asked me how many different physical therapists I had to see, back in the day, before I found any information that helped me.

“Oh, well, it was basically nine people,” I told him, “although if you count my hypermobility condition, it was more like twelve.”

“Oh,” he said, understandingly. “That must have been so frustrating.”

And… it finally happened.

I forgot to be sad.

As he spoke these words, my mind was going a mile a minute. I was thinking of all the things I could say to help him, all of the concepts I find super interesting that I knew he would, too.

This client had read my post on Three major muscle groups to strengthen for SI joint dysfunction, and was wondering why he hadn’t heard of any of these muscles before.

To answer him, I was trying to figure out the best way to phrase a concept no one had told him so far. That your body has a built-in muscular stabilization system that many people (even physical therapists) tend to overlook.

In my head I was listing off muscle groups, and trying to come up with the right phrasing.

That’s when I heard his tone first– understanding, empathetic. I literally had to make myself stop and focus on what he was saying, that would cause him to take that tone.

“Oh, yeah,” I said. “I mean, yes, it was pretty awful at the time… but now I’m using what I learned to help other people, so I don’t really think of it that way.”

And I’m being honest with you guys, that was the truth. I was so far into my brainstorming, creative idea mode of “How can I best explain this key concept?” that I literally didn’t know what he was talking about for a second.

To be clear… my SI joint saga was brutal

I definitely didn’t put my worst times on this blog when i was going through it. But trust me, I’ve been through all the same as you guys.

So I don’t want to minimize anything about what I went through.

But I do want to tell you genuinely that:

You can move on, and you can heal, and you can forget the things that no longer serve you.

It happened for me, and it can happen for you, too.




Published by Christy Collins

Hi, I'm Christy! I'm a health coach who helps people overcome SI joint dysfunction and chronic pain.

4 thoughts on “It finally happened…

  1. Great info and wonderful blog! Wish I had found this years ago! I was much like you but have had hypermobility symptoms since 12 and SI joint pain and mobile spondylolisthesis among other conditions but these are/were the most debilitating of them all! All physical therapist told me was to keep injuring it and eventually my body will learn to ignore the pain!!!!!! Another told me eventually my joints will naturally fuse together to stop the abnormal movement and the pain will resolve.

    I’m 44 now and still not okay but better than ever before through self trial and error.

    I hope people find you and realize there’s a better hopeful way! No two paths will ever be the same!


    1. Thank you so much for the kind words, J! Sounds like you have been on a real journey as well.

      I’m so sorry to hear about some of the inappropriate things medical professionals have said to you. Needless to say, the goal is definitely *not* to keep injuring it!

      I’m glad you’re on a better path now, and so glad my blog has been helpful!


  2. Your posts always give me hope – it’s lovely to hear you found a way through to this milestone. There’s something very healing about giving back to others – thank you for sharing.


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