Physical Therapy

I really recommend to the majority of readers that they try to find a good physical therapist with experience in treating the SI joint.  I think it’s the best thing you can do for yourself, especially if you can find someone who’s able to teach you to align your joints yourself, using the Muscle Energy Technique.

I personally think this is a much better way to go than chiropractic adjustments, which in my experience, can actually be too rough for the SI joint ligaments.  Although chiropractic adjustments can put your joint into the proper alignment in the short-term, I have found that they can actually make it harder for your ligaments to heal, meaning the joint won’t really stabilize.

I only got better once a PT showed me how to use the Muscle Energy Technique, and I was able to stop receiving chiropractic adjustments to the SI joints.

Unfortunately, I know it can be easier said than done to find a PT with experience, which is why I have written the following posts.  Hopefully these can help you find your way:

How to find a good physical therapist:

  1. Persistence
  2. Thinking creatively
  3. Find someone with experience in treating the SIJ
  4. Search tips
  5. The PT’s I observed as a student

SI joint adjustments by a physical therapist:

Stabilizing the SI joint ligaments:

Key concepts I learned from my awesome physical therapist, Paula (these are taken from my larger series, Key Points of My Recovery):

The goals of successful physical therapy:

More on physical therapy:

And of course, for further info you can check out my pages on:

Strengthening

Aquatic Therapy

Muscle Energy Technique

Hope this helps!