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 that scary snapping feeling in the front of your pelvis can actually come from tight muscles

Hi everyone! Okay, so here’s a topic that’s come up pretty often with readers… and it’s also one that’s affected me personally. Many of you have written to me about strange popping sensations and/or pain in the front of your pelvis.  Sometimes over the hip socket, and sometimes right by the pubic symphysis, which isContinue reading “How that scary snapping feeling in the front of your pelvis can actually come from tight muscles”

The SI Joint and Shock Absorption

Hi everyone!  Here’s a new concept I haven’t written about as much yet.  I find it really interesting, and I hope you will too! What I wanted to talk to you about is the SI joint’s role in shock absorption. The SI joint is different from a lot of other joints in the body, inContinue reading “The SI Joint and Shock Absorption”

Advice to a reader: running, rock climbing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Hi everyone! As many of you know, I love getting emails from readers because they compel me to think about SI joint concepts in different ways, and come up with better ways of phrasing things than I might otherwise. I recently heard from a man who had been very active in things like running, rockContinue reading “Advice to a reader: running, rock climbing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu”

My first Youtube video: Where is the sacroiliac joint?

Hi everyone!  Happy Monday. You may know that I’ve been meaning to make Youtube videos for a while now.  When it comes to certain concepts regarding the SI joint, I’ve come to feel that long, wordy posts aren’t always the best way to convey information. However, it’s taken me a while to actually collect myContinue reading “My first Youtube video: Where is the sacroiliac joint?”

How exactly does the Muscle Energy Technique work?

Hello, everyone.  I’ve noticed that my page on the Muscle Energy Technique is one of my pages that gets the most traffic from search engines.   It seems like a topic people are really searching for answers on, so I figured I’d try to explain some more of the specifics. I use the Muscle EnergyContinue reading “How exactly does the Muscle Energy Technique work?”

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”

The Pubic Symphysis: the joint at the front of the pelvis

Hey everyone, If you’re experiencing SI joint dysfunction, the pubic symphysis is another important joint to be aware of. The pubic symphysis is actually the third major joint that makes up what is often referred to as the pelvic ring, or pelvic circle. Everything is connected. Like the SI joints, the pubic symphysis isn’t intendedContinue reading “The Pubic Symphysis: the joint at the front of the pelvis”

SI Joint Concepts: Form Closure vs. Force Closure

Here is a really important concept about the SI joint: How is an SI joint supposed to stay in place? The body has 2 main systems to maintain stability in the SI joint: Form closure and force closure. 1) Form closure has to do with the shape of the bones that make up the SI joint (the two hip bonesContinue reading “SI Joint Concepts: Form Closure vs. Force Closure”

Labral tears

Hip labral tears are a condition that can sometimes accompany sacroiliac joint dysfunction.  The labrum is a ring of cartilage found within the hip socket.  Its main purpose is to absorb shock, as well as to help make sure your leg bone fits snugly inside the hip socket. Cartilage is generally pretty tough, but sometimes itContinue reading “Labral tears”