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
One of the biggest things you need to keep in mind, in terms of stabilizing your SI joints, is allowing any potential ligament sprains in the area to heal. There are a bunch of different factors to keep in mind here: Modifying your movement patterns and daily activities to avoid re-spraining the ligaments I personally … Continue reading Ways to stabilize your ligaments: strengthening, SI joint belts, and taping techniques
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!
My friend Paul briefly dated a chiropractor once, a few years ago. We all went out to dinner one night and I basically asked her as many questions as I could about what it was like to be a chiropractor without crossing the line into being annoying. (At least, I hope I didn't cross the line!). … Continue reading What I think chiropractic has to offer
Here's another concept which I wish someone had explained to me differently back in the beginning. As I've mentioned in previously, when I first began experiencing SI joint dysfunction, the only people who really seemed to be able to understand my problem were chiropractors. I had one main chiropractor that I went to, Dr. K., … Continue reading The goal of strengthening is to maximize your body’s own support system.
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?
The word physiatrist is always a little awkward. When I say the word in real life, people usually have no idea what I'm talking about, or think I'm talking about a psychiatrist at first. But a physiatrist is different. They are doctors (usually an MD, but also can be a DO-- doctor of osteopathy. For our purposes … Continue reading A type of specialist you might want to see: physiatrists
Hi everyone, I've heard from several readers recently who were experiencing SI joint dysfunction along with other causes of low back/pelvic pain. I know from personal experience that it can be really overwhelming to try to wrap your mind around exactly all of the things that could be causing your pain. So here, with illustrations, … Continue reading Major structures of the pelvis– views from the front
Over the course of all my reading on the SI joint, I've learned about a wide range of factors that can lead to SI joint dysfunction. SI joint dysfunction tends to begin with an injury to the ligaments that are meant to hold the joint in place. This can happen through blunt force, like falling on your … Continue reading Causes of sacroiliac joint dysfunction: acute and chronic
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?