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 last few PT’s I observed
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
Hi everyone! Hope you're all enjoying the holidays. I've been getting some really great questions from readers recently that I think are worth sharing with you all. *** As I've mentioned before, although obviously all of my posts for this blog are perfect, sometimes I feel like my explanations come out a little bit better … Continue reading Should you exercise when your SI joints are out of alignment?
Hi everyone! I had a really interesting comment recently from a reader who'd been suffering from low back pain, but wasn't quite sure what the exact cause was. She'd found relief both from a chiropractic adjustment as well as massage therapy. However, she wasn't sure what exactly the chiropractor and massage therapist meant when they referred … Continue reading What are people talking about when they talk about “balancing the hips?”
I recently heard from a reader who wasn't sure if I had suffered from hypermobile or hypomobile SI joints. The answer is both, of course! However, I really appreciated this person's email because it provided a little bit of a wake up call to me that maybe I need to do a better job explaining … Continue reading Revisiting the concept of “hypermobile” and “hypomobile” SI joints
You might have noticed that a theme to my posts recently: how to do the things you need to do to get better, without also re-spraining your ligaments at the same time. In this post, we're going to talk about stretching, which has been another important factor in my recovery. As I mentioned in my last post about … Continue reading Stretching and Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Okay, so here's a somewhat tricky subject (like everything related to the SI joint, of course!). Once in a while, I really need help breaking up some of the knots and tightness that build up in my muscles. I try to stay ahead of it by stretching regularly, but sometimes, I get to a point … Continue reading Massage and Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Okay, so here's a concept that might be a little bit obvious to some of you... however, this is definitely a post I know I could have used back in the day, so I'm putting it out there in case it helps! *** When I first began to experience SI joint dysfunction, I thought of it as … Continue reading Why are there so many doctors who treat “the hip,” but not the SI joint?