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 started … Continue reading When it comes to exercise, start where you are.
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. *** As I've mentioned before, although obviously all of my posts for this blog are perfect, sometimes I feel like my explanations come out a little bit better … Continue reading Should you exercise when your SI joints are out of alignment?
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, or … Continue reading 5 myths about aquatic therapy: let’s clear them up!
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
Hi everyone! I've had multiple requests recently to make a post about the exercises I do for my SI joint. I’m definitely planning to put something up in the future-- it’s just taking me a little while to figure out the best way to explain things, and also what sort of visual aids I might … Continue reading Three major muscle groups to strengthen for SI joint dysfunction
In my last post, I talked about how pool exercise/aquatic physical therapy has been so central to my recovery-- both in getting me to the point I'm at now, and also helping me to maintain my recovery. The really great thing about water exercise, and why I believe it is superior to pretty much any … Continue reading Traction: One of the best things you can do for yourself in the pool
There are a few reasons I really enjoy getting emails from readers. For one thing, it means a lot to me to know the things I write are helping people. Additionally, when someone writes and tells me their specific situation, answering them really helps me to clarify my thoughts. Sometimes when I’m working on a … Continue reading The importance of pool exercise to my recovery