Hi everyone! Okay, so here's a topic that's come up pretty often with readers... and it's also one that's affected me personally. Many of you have written to me about strange popping sensations and/or pain in the front of your pelvis. Sometimes over the hip socket, and sometimes right by the pubic symphysis, which is … Continue reading How that scary snapping feeling in the front of your pelvis can actually come from tight muscles
Hi everyone! So... my goal with this blog is to provide you guys with as much accurate information as possible. I share, from a patient perspective, the information that has helped me, across the course of my various meetings with doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists. And I want to be clear about the fact that … Continue reading My meeting with a spine specialist who doesn’t believe in SI joint dysfunction.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWS1DFOZvWg Hi everyone! I just discovered Dr. Chris Sovey's Youtube channel. He is a physical therapist who owns his own practice, Healthy Consumer Physical Therapy. This is a really interesting video on what happens to the SI joints when you sit. As he points out, the advice in his video is for educational purposes only. … Continue reading A physical therapist explains how to minimize SI joint pain while sitting
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! Here's a new concept I haven't written about as much yet. I find it really interesting, and I hope you will too! What I wanted to talk to you about is the SI joint's role in shock absorption. The SI joint is different from a lot of other joints in the body, in … Continue reading The SI Joint and Shock Absorption
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?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA3puJHjJ1U Hi everyone! Happy Monday. You may know that I've been meaning to make Youtube videos for a while now. When it comes to certain concepts regarding the SI joint, I've come to feel that long, wordy posts aren't always the best way to convey information. However, it's taken me a while to actually collect … Continue reading My first Youtube video: Where is the sacroiliac joint?
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
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
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.