Megan’s Story: “Not Interstitial Cystitis, PNE, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, or Vulvodynia, but an Orthopedic Hip Injury?”

Hi everyone! I’ve just discovered the most moving and informative story of one woman’s four-year quest to resolve debilitating pelvic pain.  It’s from Megan McGorry, and her blog is Mermaid’s Reel. There are SO many reasons why I wanted to share this with you.  Really, her post speaks for herself.   But for the purposes ofContinue reading “Megan’s Story: “Not Interstitial Cystitis, PNE, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, or Vulvodynia, but an Orthopedic Hip Injury?””

Powerful female hormones, injuries & back pain

Something I’ve really come to notice during my time with SI joint issues is the effect of my menstrual cycle on my SI joints. Basically, one of the hormones a woman’s body releases in the days leading up to her period is a hormone called relaxin. As the name suggests, relaxin acts as a chemical messengerContinue reading “Powerful female hormones, injuries & back pain”

Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Pelvis (Continuing Education for PT’s)

Hey everyone, I recently stumbled upon this fascinating-looking course: Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Pelvis through Medbridge Education.  It’s a continuing education course for physical therapists who want to be able to treat SIJ pain. It’s given by Dr. Alexis Wright, who has a pretty impressive resume.  She has a Ph.D. in physical therapy clinicalContinue reading “Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Pelvis (Continuing Education for PT’s)”