When it comes to exercise, start where you are.

Hi everyone! Someone asked recently, over in our SI Joint Discussion Forum, how often to start out doing pool exercise. I answered her about the pool, but the same concept is true for any form of exercise, when you’re coming back from a long-term injury. Start small.  Start wherever you are. When I first startedContinue reading “When it comes to exercise, start where you are.”

Is it okay to work out in a pool if your SI joints are out of alignment?

Hi everyone! Hope you’re all enjoying the holidays. I’ve been getting some really great questions from readers recently that I think are worth sharing with you all. *** I recently heard from G., who was wondering it was okay to perform aquatic exercise when her SI joints and sacrum were out of alignment.   (She goesContinue reading “Is it okay to work out in a pool if your SI joints are out of alignment?”

5 myths about aquatic therapy: let’s clear them up!

Hey everyone,  As you may know, I really swear by aquatic exercise.  I think it can be a great way to get a workout without putting pressure on your joints, and the water also offers certain benefits that land-based exercise does not.   However, I also know that a lot of people may be hesitant, orContinue reading “5 myths about aquatic therapy: let’s clear them up!”

How I healed my SI joints without surgery

I realized yesterday that everything I’ve written about my own road to healing really comes down to two factors: Letting sprained ligaments heal Building muscle strength These two factors make up two equally important sides of the same coin.  You need both for healing.  Unfortunately, you’ll also have to balance one against the other. Why?Continue reading “How I healed my SI joints without surgery”

Three major muscle groups to strengthen for SI joint dysfunction

Hi everyone!   Many of you have been asking for more info on my exercise routine lately. However, before I go into specific exercises, I wanted to let you know that one of the key things to remember about rehabbing the SI joint is that everyone is different.  Certain exercises may be completely painless for someContinue reading “Three major muscle groups to strengthen for SI joint dysfunction”

Traction: One of the best things you can do for yourself in the pool

Hey everyone, So, the really great thing about water exercise is that it allows you to strengthen the muscles that support the SIJ without putting additional strain on your ligaments. However… As if that wasn’t enough, the pool offers some additional benefits you can’t get from any other form of exercise. The most important moveContinue reading “Traction: One of the best things you can do for yourself in the pool”

What’s so awesome about aquatic therapy?

It’s a great way to build muscular strength without negatively impacting your SI joints. Basically, if you have an SI joint injury, you have likely sprained the ligaments that are supposed to hold the joint in place.   The only way around this is to build up enough muscle strength around the joint that yourContinue reading “What’s so awesome about aquatic therapy?”