Taking it to the next level: Neuromuscular Control

Hey everyone, My understanding of the SI joint, and the evolution of my recovery, has come in stages. Today, I want to tell you about a concept that was an absolute game-changer for me. When it comes to healing from SI joint dysfunction — or any injury, really — it isn’t just about making yourContinue reading “Taking it to the next level: Neuromuscular Control”

Designing an exercise routine: The Cost-Benefit Analysis

Hey guys, One of the topics people most frequently ask about is the strengthening routine I used to stabilize my SI joints. A really common pitfall for many people is that they work with a physical therapist, or other professional, who gives them a list of exercises that are painful for them – and thenContinue reading “Designing an exercise routine: The Cost-Benefit Analysis”

✨ Why the transverse abdominis is your secret weapon ✨

Hey everyone, Did you know that the transverse abdominis, or TA, is the deepest muscle of your core? A lot of people don’t know about this, because it’s hidden underneath the “6-pack” muscle. You can’t see it. But research has shown that, when this muscle is contracted, it plays a powerful, POWERFUL role in stabilizingContinue reading “✨ Why the transverse abdominis is your secret weapon ✨”

The most powerful core exercises can be subtle

Hey everyone, Here’s a topic that comes up sooo often in my coaching sessions— I wanted to be sure to address it on the blog! Today I wanted to talk to you about core strengthening. What a lot of people don’t know is that there’s a huge mind-body component to core strengthening (at least, whenContinue reading “The most powerful core exercises can be subtle”

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”

When it comes to exercise, start where you are.

Hi everyone! Someone asked recently, over in our SI Joint Discussion Forum, how often to start out doing pool exercise. I answered her about the pool, but the same concept is true for any form of exercise, when you’re coming back from a long-term injury. Start small.  Start wherever you are. When I first startedContinue reading “When it comes to exercise, start where you are.”

A great exercise to try: Isometric Glute Squeezes

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 SIContinue reading “A great exercise to try: Isometric Glute Squeezes”

The muscles of the core (and why we focus on the transverse abdominis!).

Hi everyone! Generally, when people think of the core, they think of doing sit-ups, and crunches, and building up a 6-pack.  All of that has to do with the first muscle I’m going to mention here: the rectus abdominis.  However, there is so much more to the core than that. 1) The rectus abdominis: The “6-pack”Continue reading “The muscles of the core (and why we focus on the transverse abdominis!).”

Use caution with back extensions and the SI joint

Hello, hello everyone! I wanted to check in with you about an issue I’ve heard a lot of people mentioning recently.  This time, it’s about an exercise that you may want to be careful with, if you have SI joint issues. What I’m talking about, specifically, is back extension.  This is the term that refersContinue reading “Use caution with back extensions and the SI joint”

3 Things to Know about Pool Exercise

Hi everyone! You probably won’t be surprised to hear that the question I’m asked the most is “what are your exercises?” However, I know many of you out there are coming from different starting points, with different levels of what you are physically able to do without pain. So, before I go into a listContinue reading “3 Things to Know about Pool Exercise”