My apologies, I accidentally just published a post that was meant for my own post-Covid research.
However, since it the memo just went out to everyone’s email, I thought I’d update you with something I’ve been thinking about recently.
I got this comment on my blog today from Matt in Arizona, looking for a practitioner to help him.
I get comments like Matt’s frequently, from people all over the world.
When I first started blogging, I didn’t really know how to help people like Matt, unless I happened to specifically know of someone in their exact area.
However, as time went on, and as I did more coaching calls, I came up with my own formula to help people in this situation.
I know what it’s like to feel as though your whole life is on hold, until you find someone to help you. And it’s true, that there are certain parts of SIJD recovery that really do depend on you finding a practitioner – usually a PT- to assess your SI joint alignment in person.
However, there’s more that you can do than simply going through a list of places your insurance company provides.
Knowledge is power
For something like SIJD, you have to know what you’re looking for.
You can become empowered as a patient. Know the names and the terms for the treatments that help. Learn the basic anatomical terms, for SI joint alignment. (My Correcting Your Alignment section is a great place to start!).
There is a way past this.
My vision is to give you guys all the tools you need to heal. Some of that is the things you can do on your own — the right strategies, techniques for strengthing and stretching, and ways to adjust your movement patterns to optimize healing.
And some of that means, knowing how to advocate for yourselves and what to look for, as you seek help from others.
It’s a balancing act. Finding the help you need is pivotal towards getting through the beginning stages, and then the strategies I teach help you to become more independent, and help your SI joints become more stable over time.
As some of you know, I am building an online course, where you can have access to all of this information in one place.
I recently experimented with breaking my longer Correcting Your Alignment video up into smaller sections. I think the original version is great, because it lists all the patterns at one time!
However, for those of you who are coming back to reference, or just want to show something to your doctor or PT, I also experimented with breaking it into shorter sections, based on pattern:
Part 1: Anterior & Posterior Rotation
Part 3: Downslip, Inflare, Outflare
Curious what you all think– do you prefer the longer overview, or the shorter versions? Or do you like to have both options?
Let me know in the comments below!
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Please please please use a darker font for your blogs. So hard to read, particularly on phone. Thank you! 😁
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