Hey everyone, A reader commented on my last post, asking if certain patterns of misalignment are more likely to cause nerve irritation than others. This actually really dovetailed nicely into what I planned to say next. What I've learned from my various PT mentors is that there are basically different levels of pathology when it … Continue reading Levels of pathology: how some forms of misalignment are more serious than others
Hey everyone, Here's a post I've been meaning to write for a while, cause it seems to keep coming up lately! As you may know, when the SI joint is out of alignment, it means that the ilium (the top part of the hip bone) isn't in the right place, relative to the sacrum (or … Continue reading What is an upslip?
Hey everyone, Today I wanted to share with you a new concept I recently learned -- that is, that the foot has a "core" group of muscles, just like our body overall has a core. And, just like you can increase the stability of your trunk by working the regular core, you can actually increase … Continue reading Working the “foot core”
Hey everyone, A question that's coming up a lot recently is whether imaging, such as an x-ray or MRI, can be used to diagnose SI joint dysfunction. Technically, imaging cannot be used to diagnose whether your SI joints are in or out of alignment. We are only talking about bones that may move by a … Continue reading Imaging and the SI joint
Hey everyone, So here’s a subject that’s been on my mind for a while. As you may know, in the past year I’ve been learning, for the first time in my life, what it means to have a hypermobility spectrum disorder (also known as a connective tissue disorder). If you have a hypermobility disorder, it … Continue reading What hypermobile people can teach you
Hey everyone, A question people pretty frequently ask me is "how are you doing now?". I haven't tended to emphasize my daily life on this site, simply because I only have so much I feel comfortable putting about myself on the internet at one time! But I wanted to answer some of the commonly asked … Continue reading Taking it to the next level
Hey everyone, A topic people ask me about pretty frequently is SI joint belts. These belts are meant to help stabilize the SI joints in place, so the ligaments and other tissues can heal. It's important to remember that SI joint recovery is really individualized-- what works for one person may not work for another. … Continue reading Let’s talk about SI Belts.
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 week … Continue reading Having enough muscle strength can change everything
Hey everyone, So now that my SI joints are relatively stable, it's letting me observe different patterns within my body that I wasn't able to see sooner. When your SI joints are going out of alignment all the time, it's hard to really see a pattern to it, or discern what your muscles might be … Continue reading The function of a muscle spasm
Hi everyone-- I just wrote this in response to a specific comment from a reader, however I thought it was so important, I wanted to put it in its own post. As you may know, in the past year I have finally begun to understand a genetic condition I now know has affected me throughout … Continue reading Knowledge is power: Find the right specialist who understands your issues