Having enough muscle strength can change everything

Hey everyone, Every so often, I’ll get a few different people asking me the same question, in a short period of time.   Whenever that happens, and a lot of my readers seem to all be experiencing the same issue, I figure it’s time to get something up on the blog!  In the past weekContinue reading “Having enough muscle strength can change everything”

How that scary snapping feeling in the front of your pelvis can actually come from tight muscles

Hi everyone! Okay, so here’s a topic that comes up pretty often for people dealing with SIJD… and it’s also one that’s affected me personally. Many of you have asked 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,Continue reading “How that scary snapping feeling in the front of your pelvis can actually come from tight muscles”

How the SI Joint affects Movement Efficiency

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 achieveContinue reading “How the SI Joint affects Movement Efficiency”

The SI Joint and Shock Absorption

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, inContinue reading “The SI Joint and Shock Absorption”

What are people talking about when they talk about “balancing the hips?”

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 referredContinue reading “What are people talking about when they talk about “balancing the hips?””

My first Youtube video: Where is the sacroiliac joint?

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 myContinue reading “My first Youtube video: Where is the sacroiliac joint?”

Ways to stabilize your ligaments: strengthening, SI joint belts, and taping techniques

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. How can you stabilize your ligaments?  There are a few different ways to you can look at this issue.  Let’s examine them in more detail: ModifyingContinue reading “Ways to stabilize your ligaments: strengthening, SI joint belts, and taping techniques”

The goal of strengthening is to maximize your body’s own support system.

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.”

Why are there so many doctors who treat “the hip,” but not the SI joint?

Okay, so here’s a post I definitely 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 “hip pain.”  After all, in our day to day lives, we usually refer to the regionContinue reading “Why are there so many doctors who treat “the hip,” but not the SI joint?”

How exactly does the Muscle Energy Technique work?

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 EnergyContinue reading “How exactly does the Muscle Energy Technique work?”