Awareness is growing + NASM + the Posterior Oblique Sling

Hey everyone! Some positive updates for you today. I’ve recently started studying for the Certified Personal Trainer exam through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. It’s something I’ve thought of doing off and on throughout the years. I decided to finally do it, so that I can help my coaching clients with more targeted exerciseContinue reading “Awareness is growing + NASM + the Posterior Oblique Sling”

How walking on softer surfaces can reduce joint pain

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to talk to you about a little trick that I learned from my high-school running days… which also applies now, to SI joint issues. That trick is, in order to heal an injury and also to prevent future injuries, try to do your exercising on a softer surface. I knowContinue reading “How walking on softer surfaces can reduce joint pain”

When you’re in it for the long haul: Isometric Exercises

Hi everyone! How are you all doing? Interesting times we’re living in, to say the least. I haven’t been on my blogs as much recently, because I’ve been pretty busy volunteering for the Covid-19 effort. I’ve been lucky to find ways to help from home (most recently, making phone calls and doing outreach for GetUsPPE—Continue reading “When you’re in it for the long haul: Isometric Exercises”

What my life is like now: an awesome workout

Hi everyone! Many of you reach out to ask me how I’m doing now, and what I’m able to do for exercise these days.  So I thought I’d give you a little peek into one of the best workouts I’ve had for a long time. This was me yesterday, wearing a tank top in 30Continue reading “What my life is like now: an awesome workout”

How the SI Joint affects Movement Efficiency

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to talk to you about another concept I find really interesting, which is how the alignment of our SI joints affects the efficiency of our movements. What is movement efficiency? When you move efficiently, this means you’re performing various motions in a smooth, coordinated way, which allows you to achieveContinue reading “How the SI Joint affects Movement Efficiency”

Stretches for the hamstrings, and how to protect the SI joints while stretching

Okay, so I’ve recently discovered the Pain Therapy Youtube channel, and I’m all about it right now. Often when I look online for resources to share, I find I can only really use about half of what the person’s saying, and the other half is gibberish.  Not this channel.  I approve of everything I’ve seenContinue reading “Stretches for the hamstrings, and how to protect the SI joints while stretching”

My awesome stretching table

As I mentioned in my post about developing a thorough stretching routine, part of the reason it took me so long to heal is that I didn’t really have a proper space to do my land-based exercises and stretches. A lot of the exercises and stretches I knew I should be doing required me toContinue reading “My awesome stretching table”

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”