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 achieve … Continue reading How the SI Joint affects Movement Efficiency
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
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 room … Continue reading After my chiropractic injury, Part 2: Saturday.
Hi everyone! I recently received an email from a reader who was concerned about an upcoming airplane flight she had to take. She found sitting to be really painful, and avoided it in her daily life as much possible. (This is a common issue for people with SI joint dysfunction). Her email really made me … Continue reading My advice for a reader worried about sitting for 10 hours on a plane
Hi everyone! You probably won't be surprised to hear that the question I'm asked the most is "what are your exercises?" I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to get up some of my own resources. I have been working on it, planning, and have actually shot a few practice videos at my gym … Continue reading Pool Exercises: A Basic Overview
Hi everyone! In my recent posts, I've been talking about lidocaine and cortisone injections for the SI joints-- the various risks and benefits your doctor should tell you up front. However, I wanted to address a larger question I had when I first looked into them, and why I, personally, decided not to proceed. And … Continue reading SI Joint Injections, Part 3: Will an SI joint injection help you?
Hi everyone! I hope you've all been finding this series interesting. I thought it would be good to write up all of the different experiences I had finding the right PT to help me, to encourage you not to give up if even the second, third, or the fourth person isn't able to help you. … Continue reading How to find a good physical therapist, Part 5: The PT’s I observed as a student
1. Web search tips I eventually found my physical therapist Paula, who listed SI joint dysfunction as one of her specialties, through a simple Google search. I typed in "sacroiliac joint physical therapist" and then the name of the town next to me (which was much larger and busier than the town I actually lived … Continue reading How to find a good physical therapist, Part 4: Search tips
Hi everyone! In my last post, I gave you a run down of the process of all the different physical therapists I saw before I found Paula, the PT who finally helped me. And I just wanted to reiterate one piece from that story in a separate post, which was this: When I found the … Continue reading How to find a good physical therapist, Part 2: Thinking creatively
One of the questions I get asked the most is "How do I find a physical therapist who can treat the SI joint?" Unfortunately, the answer to this question is almost as complicated as my answers to any of the more scientific questions people ask me. I thought I'd break everything I've learned about this … Continue reading How to find a good physical therapist, Part 1: Persistence