A “rough” workout that made me super happy

Hi everyone, I wanted to share with you my experience going for a hike the other day, and why it was such a great feeling… even though I totally overdid it. This is maybe something that people who’ve had SI joint dysfunction, or have been injured for a long period of time, will understand. SoContinue reading “A “rough” workout that made me super happy”

What my life is like now: an awesome workout

Hi everyone! Many of you reach out to ask me how I’m doing now, and what I’m able to do for exercise these days.  So I thought I’d give you a little peek into one of the best workouts I’ve had for a long time. This was me yesterday, wearing a tank top in 30Continue reading “What my life is like now: an awesome workout”

Can you heal the SI joints without prolotherapy?

Hi everyone! I had a really interesting question from a reader recently, and I wanted to pass along my answer to you. A. wanted to know if I’d ever tried prolotherapy, or any other forms of regenerative medicine. He wrote, “I have found that if the problem is ligament laxity, then swimming (I have startedContinue reading “Can you heal the SI joints without prolotherapy?”

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”

The Feldenkrais method and SI joint pain

A reader asked me recently whether I’d ever tried the Feldenkrais method for my SI joints. I actually have tried it– sort of– and I thought I’d share my thoughts with you.  It’s actually pretty good timing, since now I’m in the middle of doing my own research on alternatives to chiropractic adjustments!  So… thisContinue reading “The Feldenkrais method and SI joint pain”

How the SI Joint affects Movement Efficiency

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to talk to you about another concept I find really interesting, which is how the alignment of our SI joints affects the efficiency of our movements. What is movement efficiency? When you move efficiently, this means you’re performing various motions in a smooth, coordinated way, which allows you to achieveContinue reading “How the SI Joint affects Movement Efficiency”

Proof that healing is possible

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 knowContinue reading “Proof that healing is possible”

After my chiropractic injury, Part 2: Saturday.

Hello again everyone, So, first of all– thank you so much for all of your kind comments and well-wishes.  It really means a lot to me to know people care and also to know my message is getting out! As I explained in my last post, on Friday night I went to the emergency roomContinue reading “After my chiropractic injury, Part 2: Saturday.”

My advice for a reader worried about sitting for 10 hours on a plane

Hi everyone! I recently heard from a reader who was concerned about an upcoming airplane flight she had to take.  Sitting was really painful for her, and she avoided it at all costs in her daily life. However, she was about to take a 10-hour flight across the Atlantic, and wanted to know what inContinue reading “My advice for a reader worried about sitting for 10 hours on a plane”

3 Things to Know about Pool Exercise

Hi everyone! You probably won’t be surprised to hear that the question I’m asked the most is “what are your exercises?” However, I know many of you out there are coming from different starting points, with different levels of what you are physically able to do without pain. So, before I go into a listContinue reading “3 Things to Know about Pool Exercise”