Hi everyone! Here's a question I've seen come up pretty often, both in our SI Joint Discussion group, as well as in my emails from readers. So I thought I'd take a moment to write up an official post to answer this question. How often should you do the Muscle Energy Technique? There are a … Continue reading How often should you use the Muscle Energy Technique?
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!).
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 was sorting though old papers recently when I came across the original instructions my physical therapist Paula wrote out for me on the Muscle Energy Technique, back in 2014. A lot of people have asked me about her original instructions, as I've been running this blog. I think people want to know … Continue reading Proof that healing is possible
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
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!
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?
As I mentioned in my post about developing a thorough stretching routine, part of the reason it took me so long to heal is that I didn't really have a proper space to do my land-based exercises and stretches. A lot of the exercises and stretches I knew I should be doing required me to … Continue reading My awesome stretching table
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
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?