Lumbar Spine Epiphany, Part 1

Hi everyone! This has been like, a month of epiphanies for me. As you may have seen on Sunlight in Winter, I’ve realized recently that I probably do have fibromyalgia, after all these years of going without a diagnosis. And now, on the subject of the lumbar spine, I’ve had another epiphany, thanks to a readerContinue reading “Lumbar Spine Epiphany, Part 1”

Moving forward//where do I go from here?

I love this photo so much.  I first found it a few years ago, and used it in one of my posts about pain neurophysiology education (which I hope to eventually talk about on this blog, as well!). And it’s really speaking to me now, in the aftermath of what happened a week and aContinue reading “Moving forward//where do I go from here?”

Finally, a decent video of someone using the Muscle Energy Technique for the SI joint!

I couldn’t believe I stumbled upon this video tonight… apparently it was posted in 2012. This is only useful video of someone using the Muscle Energy Technique (MET) for the SI joint I’ve seen so far.  It’s from Jon Schumacher. Compared to all the others I’ve sifted through over the years, this video actually illustratesContinue reading “Finally, a decent video of someone using the Muscle Energy Technique for the SI joint!”

What I think chiropractic has to offer

My friend Paul briefly dated a chiropractor once, a few years ago.  We all went out to dinner one night and I basically asked her as many questions as I could about what it was like to be a chiropractor without crossing the line into being annoying.  (At least, I hope I didn’t cross the line!).Continue reading “What I think chiropractic has to offer”

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?”

Frequently Asked Questions: the Muscle Energy Technique

Hey everyone– these are some Frequently Asked Questions about the Muscle Energy Technique. (I get asked these so often, I decided to put the answers up in their own post!). What is the Muscle Energy Technique? It’s a form of manual therapy, or “hands-on” therapy.  To me, the name sounds a little bit more new-ageyContinue reading “Frequently Asked Questions: the Muscle Energy Technique”

Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Pelvis (Continuing Education for PT’s)

Hey everyone, I recently stumbled upon this fascinating-looking course: Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Pelvis through Medbridge Education.  It’s a continuing education course for physical therapists who want to be able to treat SIJ pain. It’s given by Dr. Alexis Wright, who has a pretty impressive resume.  She has a Ph.D. in physical therapy clinicalContinue reading “Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Pelvis (Continuing Education for PT’s)”