One of the questions people ask me most often is "How are you doing now?". I've been meaning to answer some of those more specific questions about what I can and can't do, and my activity level now, in a separate post. But what I wanted to talk to you about today is a very … Continue reading Becoming self-reliant
Hi, everyone! Happy Monday. I hope you found my series on how to find a good physical therapist useful. I know it isn't necessarily an issue all of you are currently struggling with. However, it's a question that's come up so often in my emails from readers recently that I thought it would be good … Continue reading Cool continuing education course for PT’s on the SI joint
Hi everyone! I hope you've all been finding this series interesting. I thought it would be good to write up all of the different experiences I had finding the right PT to help me, to encourage you not to give up if even the second, third, or the fourth person isn't able to help you. … Continue reading How to find a good physical therapist, Part 5: The PT’s I observed as a student
1. Web search tips I eventually found my physical therapist Paula, who listed SI joint dysfunction as one of her specialties, through a simple Google search. I typed in "sacroiliac joint physical therapist" and then the name of the town next to me (which was much larger and busier than the town I actually lived … Continue reading How to find a good physical therapist, Part 4: Search tips
Well, it sounds pretty obvious when I write it now. But back in 2011, when I first developed this problem, it wasn't so clear. Find a PT who actually knows how to treat the SI joint. Because most of them don't. I didn't understand this at the time. I figured anyone with a PT license … Continue reading How to find a good physical therapist, Part 3: Find someone with experience in treating the SI joint
Hi everyone! In my last post, I gave you a run down of the process of all the different physical therapists I saw before I found Paula, the PT who finally helped me. And I just wanted to reiterate one piece from that story in a separate post, which was this: When I found the … Continue reading How to find a good physical therapist, Part 2: Thinking creatively
One of the questions I get asked the most is "How do I find a physical therapist who can treat the SI joint?" Unfortunately, the answer to this question is almost as complicated as my answers to any of the more scientific questions people ask me. I thought I'd break everything I've learned about this … Continue reading How to find a good physical therapist, Part 1: Persistence
Hi everyone! I wanted to send out a different type of post today-- one that's a little more personal. I've been hearing from so many of you recently, through email, Facebook, as well as comments on my blog. And you're all asking really great questions-- so great I practically end up writing entire posts when … Continue reading If you’re reading this, give yourself a pat on the back.
Hi everyone! Hope you're all enjoying the holidays. I've been getting some really great questions from readers recently that I think are worth sharing with you all. *** As I've mentioned before, although obviously all of my posts for this blog are perfect, sometimes I feel like my explanations come out a little bit better … Continue reading Should you exercise when your SI joints are out of alignment?
Hello everyone! Another topic that's been coming up a lot recently is the topic of sitting. A lot of people say that sitting is one of their worst problems, and have been asking me if this was a significant issue as well. My answer here is two--fold. First, I'll answer you based on my own … Continue reading Why sitting can be painful with SI joint dysfunction