Hi everyone! As you may know, recently I've been trying to find people with the knowledge base to help me better understand what happened to me back in May, when I ended up in the emergency room after a chiropractic adjustment. It's not so much that I've been looking for treatment, in the traditional sense. … Continue reading My appointment with a PT certified in Orthopedic Manual Therapy 🙂
Hi everyone! I have so much to share with you all... the epiphanies are really piling up for me, this month. As you may know, I recently sought out a new physical therapist for help better understanding what happened to me back in May, when I ended up in the emergency room after a chiropractic adjustment. It's … Continue reading My search for providers who understand both chiropractic and mainstream medicine
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 reader … Continue reading Lumbar Spine Epiphany, Part 1
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 a … Continue reading Moving forward//where do I go from here?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdA9-ilr0r8 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 … Continue reading Finally, a decent video of someone using the Muscle Energy Technique for the SI joint!
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
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?
I recently heard from a reader who’d been struggling with SI joint dysfunction for several years. One of the things she she mentioned is that she’d previously seen a physical therapist who was certified in the muscle energy technique, yet hadn’t experienced any benefit from her sessions. Her email brought a few things to mind, … Continue reading Clarifying the Muscle Energy Technique
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L78tfhUmjQ 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 clinical research, … Continue reading Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Pelvis (Continuing Education for PT’s)
I've been trying to get a satisfactory answer to this question for a long time. Manual therapy is something I've often seen mentioned in articles about the SI joint. I've seen a few physical therapists with various "manual therapy" certifications, but found that depending on what type of course they took, I found they tended … Continue reading What exactly is Manual Therapy?