One of the craziest things about the SI joint is that even though it’s only meant to move a few millimeters, when those few millimeters of motion become restricted, it can really wreak havoc on the rest of your body. Although this joint isn't meant to move a ton compared to other joints in the … Continue reading How SI joint dysfunction can affect the rest of your body
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxq-FoXYOug Here is a great video from Vicki Sims of Gainesville Physical Therapy, providing an overview of some of the symptoms of sacroiliac joint dysfunction. On this blog, I plan to introduce you to the work of a wide range of PT's, doctors, surgeons, and other medical professionals who have valuable things to say about … Continue reading Common Symptoms of SI Joint Dysfunction (Vicki Sims video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URsiAmL_VLs So. I feel like I need to preface this by telling you that the first time I watched this, I actually cried. Something about it was just so overwhelming. (This was sometime back in 2014 when I was still pretty lost, looking for answers). For some reason, this video scared me and made … Continue reading Malalignment Syndrome (Vicki Sims video)
I've been trying to get a satisfactory answer to this question for a long time. Manual therapy is something I've often seen mentioned in articles about the SI joint. I've seen a few physical therapists with various "manual therapy" certifications, but found that depending on what type of course they took, I found they tended … Continue reading What exactly is Manual Therapy?
Lovely blog from Melany, a woman who has had TWO SI joint surgeries: the first one failed because her joints were fixated in the wrong place, and her second one with Dr. Weiss and Vicki Sims in Georgia was able to correct that. Melany's resource page is really great, and definitely worth checking out. She … Continue reading My SIJD Blog (Melany)
I found this really interesting blog written by Lauren, who had the iFuse surgery for her SI joints, with apparently mixed results. There is some really valuable information on her blog-- in addition to her posts, a lot of it is actually reflected in the comments sections. Worth checking out. https://theridesijd.wordpress.com/my-sijd/my-sijd-part-2/ https://theridesijd.wordpress.com/having-problems-with-ifuse/ She has an … Continue reading The Ride, SIJD Blog
Vicki Sims is a physical therapist who has done a lot of work focusing on the SI joint. She runs Gainesville Physical Therapy in Gainesville, GA, where she consults patients. She also works with surgeons who have been trained in SI joint fixation, and some patient testimonials say she comes to the hospital to make … Continue reading Vicki Sims– Gainesville Physical Therapy