Hi everyone! How are you all doing? On a rare trip out... don't worry, the scarf is usually up around my face! Interesting times we're living in, to say the least. I haven't been on my blogs as much recently, because I've been pretty busy volunteering for the Covid-19 effort. I've been lucky to find … Continue reading When you’re in it for the long haul: Isometric Exercises
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga84uA55RqE&t=13s Okay, so I finally got up the courage to make another Youtube video. This is something that I so often end up writing in my emails and messages to people, I thought I could end up reaching more people this way. I hear from so many people who've been through multiple medical practitioners-- doctors, … Continue reading New video! Why I always tell people to keep trying PT
Hi everyone! This post was inspired by a conversation I had with a reader in our SI Joint Saga Discussion group. This reader asked for my thoughts on her new exercise plan from a physical therapist. She had SI joint issues as well as sciatica, which sent pain down into her hamstrings (the muscles in … Continue reading When should you take painkillers and push through pain?
Hi everyone-- In this post, I want to talk about a very easy and gentle way to start strengthening the gluteus maximus. Most of us are familiar with this muscle-- it's the largest muscle that makes up our butt cheeks! (Just calling it what it is!). This muscle is really important to stabilizing the SI … Continue reading A great exercise to try: Isometric Glute Squeezes
Hello everyone! In this post, I wanted to follow up on a super fascinating concept that my new PT, David, and I talked about in my first appointment. It's the concept of a neurotag. Basically, a "neurotag" refers to your brain's coding language for a certain type of memory or experience. As I explained in … Continue reading Pain Neurotags: how the nervous system protects us from injury
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 have so much to share with you all... the epiphanies are really piling up for me, this month. As you may know, I recently sought out a new physical therapist for help better understanding what happened to me back in May, when I ended up in the emergency room after a chiropractic adjustment. It's … Continue reading My search for providers who understand both chiropractic and mainstream medicine
Hi everyone! I've noticed that the subject of lumbar fusions has come up pretty often in my emails from readers recently. It seems like a lot of people are wondering if their SI joint dysfunction could be related to the fact that they've had lumbar fusion surgery. My answer has always been yes... it's certainly … Continue reading Frequently asked question: can SI joint dysfunction be caused by lumbar fusion surgery?
Hi, everyone! Happy Monday. I hope you found my series on how to find a good physical therapist useful. I know it isn't necessarily an issue all of you are currently struggling with. However, it's a question that's come up so often in my emails from readers recently that I thought it would be good … Continue reading Cool continuing education course for PT’s on the SI joint
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