Why I switched from chiropractor visits to the Muscle Energy Technique (and finally got better!).

Hello hello everyone!  In this post I wanted to clarify another concept readers often ask me about. If you've read through my story, you probably know that a big turning point in my healing came in the summer of 2016. I had been struggling with SI joint dysfunction for five years at that point, and it … Continue reading Why I switched from chiropractor visits to the Muscle Energy Technique (and finally got better!).

A chiropractor explains why he doesn’t believe adjustments can heal SI joint dysfunction

Hi everyone! I just happened to stumble across this fascinating article from Marc Heller, DC, about how he doesn't think the chiropractic profession adequately manages SI joint dysfunction.  (It's from the 2015 issue of the magazine Dynamic Chiropractic). I wanted to share it with you all because it echoes some of the same points I've … Continue reading A chiropractor explains why he doesn’t believe adjustments can heal SI joint dysfunction

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

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!

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-agey … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions: the Muscle Energy Technique

Dr. Barbara Hungerford & Advanced Manual Therapy Associates

Dr. Barbara Hungerford is a physiotherapist practicing in Australia where she founded the educational group Advanced Manual Therapy Associates.  She completed a Ph.D. on the "altered pelvic biomechanics and muscle recruitment patterns associated with pelvic dysfunction."  She runs educational courses for medical professionals such as physical therapists and osteopaths on what is called manual therapy, … Continue reading Dr. Barbara Hungerford & Advanced Manual Therapy Associates