Everything in the body is connected.
When one part of the body starts to experience dysfunction, it can create problems in other parts of the body, like a chain reaction.
If you have issues with the SI joint, you may find that having the joint constantly out of alignment can create muscle spasm and weakness. This, in turn, can create a host of other issues.
One place it is particularly likely to cause problems is throughout your pelvis– specifically, the pelvic floor.
The pelvic floor is made up of a sling of muscles that provide support to our vital organs. If these muscles begin to behave dysfunctionally, you may experience pain or other problems, which I’ll be discussing in the future.
Luckily, help is out there, and you don’t have to suffer alone.
Here are some preliminary resources– I’ll be filling this in with more information in days to come!
Pelvic Floor Disorders
Frequently asked questions about pelvic floor disorders — the University of Chicago Medical Center provides a comprehensive overview.
Cait’s Day— Blog post from a patient with a hypertonic pelvic floor (she experiences too much muscle tightness)
Courageous and informative blog post from Alexandra Ellen on the “Hidden Realities of Pelvic Pain”
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Beyond Basics Physical Therapy has some AMAZING resources. Seriously, the entire site.
Taylored Training and Fitness:
- 5 Things I’ve Learned as a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist.
- 5 Bathroom Mistakes that can lead to pelvic floor dysfunction
- The issue that many women are dealing with in silence