Guide to this Site

Hi everyone!  This is the complete list of everything I’ve written. I was curious to see what my posts looked like laid out in this framework.  You may find it easier to navigate or find a topic that you’re looking for.

I’m thinking of creating an e-book on the SI joint, so this is sort of a preliminary table of contents.  (Some posts may be listed more than once– I’m still kind of figuring out the best way to categorize things).

So far:

What is the SI joint? (its own page)

Defining SI Joint Dysfunction (page)

Understanding SI Joint Dysfunction:

Effects on the rest of the body:

Other potential causes to rule out:

Important Concepts (page)

About Me (page) — just a brief overview and intro to site

My Story (page)– longer overview of my five-year journey

My Injury (page)

Posts from Sunlight in Winter

Links to all my SI joint -related blog posts over time, including those from Sunlight in Winter (my personal site which I began long before this one).   I wrote my earliest posts when I didn’t have very many answers yet, so they are not necessarily great for teaching people about the SI joint.  However, they are a testament to the hopelessness I once felt, and a reminder of how important it is to raise awareness about SI joint issues.

Current Posts from this blog

My later posts on this blog, obviously, are written from the standpoint of where I am now, as someone who has (mostly) recovered.  However, I realize I’ll never be completely out of the woods– my ligaments will probably always be slightly compromised– so I’ll still be chronicling my ups and downs and any potential setbacks I have on this site.

Turning Points — My road map to healing; specific milestones I had to pass & concepts I had to learn before it all finally came together:

  1. Identifying the problem
  2. Working out regularly in a pool
  3. Adjusting my own movement patterns and related post The SI joint is like a puzzle
  4. Muscular Strength vs. Endurance
  5. Developing a thorough stretching routine
  6. When someone finally told me only one SI joint could lock up at a time
  7. Learning to adjust my own SI joints
  8. How it all finally came together

Treatment

Strengthening/Exercise:

Aquatic Therapy:

Physical Therapy:

Surgery:

Prolotherapy:

Muscle Energy Technique (page)

Definitely a lot more to say here, but for now:

Pelvic Health/Pelvic Floor (page)

Women’s Health (page)

Treatment Approaches & Differing Perspectives