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! 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 some … Continue reading Three major muscle groups to strengthen for SI joint dysfunction
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 move … Continue reading Traction: One of the best things you can do for yourself in the pool
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 your … Continue reading What’s so awesome about aquatic therapy?