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
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
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.
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?
I realized yesterday that everything I've written about my own road to healing really comes down to two factors: Letting sprained ligaments heal Building muscle strength These two factors make up two equally important sides of the same coin. You need both for healing. Unfortunately, you'll also have to balance one against the other. Why? … Continue reading How I healed my SI joints without surgery
Well, this has officially happened to me twice now (between my original injury in 2011 and my recent fall, landing on my butt on ice), and I think it's safe to say: It's possible for several days or even weeks to pass from the time you sprain the ligaments of your SI joint to the … Continue reading You may not experience symptoms right away after injuring the SI joint. Sometimes it can take a while.
Here is a really important concept about the SI joint: How is an SI joint supposed to stay in place? The body has 2 main systems to maintain stability in the SI joint: Form closure and force closure. 1) Form closure has to do with the shape of the bones that make up the SI joint (the two hip bones … Continue reading SI Joint Concepts: Form Closure vs. Force Closure
Part of the reason it took me so long to get information on the SI joint is that I simply didn't know where to start looking. Since I first developed my own SI joint issues in 2011, it does seem as though a lot more information on the subject has made its way onto the … Continue reading SI Joint Concepts: Useful Terminology
The words hypermobile and hypomobile can be used in a few different ways to describe the SI joint, or any joint in the body. Let's start by talking about what these words actually mean. Hypomobility refers to a joint that's moving less than a healthy joint would. (The prefix hypo- means "less"). Hypermobility refers to a joint … Continue reading SI Joint Concepts: Hypomobility and Hypermobility