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 exercise … Continue reading Awareness is growing + NASM + the Posterior Oblique Sling
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 is … Continue reading How that scary snapping feeling in the front of your pelvis can actually come from tight muscles
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, in … Continue reading The SI Joint and Shock Absorption
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, rock … Continue reading Advice to a reader: running, rock climbing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA3puJHjJ1U 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 … Continue reading My first Youtube video: Where is the sacroiliac joint?
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 Energy … Continue reading How exactly does the Muscle Energy Technique work?
Hi everyone! The more and more I've been working on this blog, the more ideas have come to me for better ways to explain things. When I first limped into my chiropractor's office with my SI joint stuck all those years ago, I really appreciated the explanations he gave me using an anatomical model, so … Continue reading Creating my own visual aides! (Some basic views of the SI joint).
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMLdVf-d_zo Hi everyone-- happy Monday! In my last post, I shared a great video from Coordinated Health that provided a great overview of the different causes of low back pain, and how SI joint dysfunction fits in to that bigger picture. Here is one of the later videos in that series; this one focusing exclusively … Continue reading A physiatrist explains SI joint dysfunction (Coordinated Health TV: Low Back Pain, Part 4)
Over the years, something my chiropractors mentioned to me from time to time was that my sacrum was rotated. It was rotated in relation to the lumbar spine above it: This is something I had trouble believing, or taking that seriously. I never really noticed myself having additional pain on the days they said my … Continue reading Rotation of the sacrum (aka sacral torsion)