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
Hi everyone! Here is a different type of post... one where I have to slightly amend information I've given you in the past. I am totally grateful to longtime reader Julie, who emailed me yesterday about her own experience consulting a doctor for prolotherapy. For those of you who aren't familiar with the concept, prolotherapy … Continue reading Update: An alternative view on prolotherapy
Hi everyone! Something that comes up pretty often when people email me is a knee condition called chondromalacia patella (also sometimes called patellofemoral pain syndrome). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmUMx-Adxw8 As you may know, I was struggling with chondromalacia patella in both knees when I first developed SI joint dysfunction. It seems to me that the two can go together … Continue reading How I healed from chondromalacia patella
Hi everyone! I had a really interesting comment recently from a reader who'd been suffering from low back pain, but wasn't quite sure what the exact cause was. She'd found relief both from a chiropractic adjustment as well as massage therapy. However, she wasn't sure what exactly the chiropractor and massage therapist meant when they referred … Continue reading What are people talking about when they talk about “balancing the hips?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA3puJHjJ1U Hi everyone! Happy Monday. You may know that I've been meaning to make Youtube videos for a while now. When it comes to certain concepts regarding the SI joint, I've come to feel that long, wordy posts aren't always the best way to convey information. However, it's taken me a while to actually collect … Continue reading My first Youtube video: Where is the sacroiliac joint?
I recently heard from a reader who wasn't sure if I had suffered from hypermobile or hypomobile SI joints. The answer is both, of course! However, I really appreciated this person's email because it provided a little bit of a wake up call to me that maybe I need to do a better job explaining … Continue reading Revisiting the concept of “hypermobile” and “hypomobile” SI joints