Hey everyone! Here's a subject that's been coming up pretty frequently during my coaching calls recently-- There are a lot of you out there who've been to multiple PT's (and chiropractors, which I don't totally recommend). And they've tried different types of manual adjustments and mobilizations to the SI joints... and you're not totally sure … Continue reading Why a PT should always be clear about what they’re adjusting, and why
Hi everyone! Here's a question that's been coming up pretty frequently, so I wanted to take some time to answer it for all of you. People want to know if pelvic floor physical therapy can help them, and my answer is, of course, yes! Let me go on to explain some key points. First... what … Continue reading Can pelvic floor physical therapy help the SI joint?
Hi everyone! Thank you SOOO much for all of your recommendations! I'm happy to announce that the directory is up and ready for viewing. I wanted to explain that, for now, I've decided to only include physical therapists and doctors (MD's, DO's) on the list. A few of you had recommended practitioners with other certifications, … Continue reading Our PT and doctor directory is up and running 🙂
Hi everyone! A reader recently wrote in to me with the most interesting question. She's been struggling with SI joint issues for years, and has already tried approaches such as osteopath, chiropractor, and PT, and is still struggling. This reader is (rightly so) very interested in exploring neuroplasticity-based approaches to the SI joint, as I … Continue reading Do I recommend DNRS for SI joint dysfunction?
Hello hello everyone! In this post I wanted to clarify another concept readers often ask me about. If you've read through my story, you probably know that a big turning point in my healing came in the summer of 2016. I had been struggling with SI joint dysfunction for five years at that point, and it … Continue reading Why I switched from chiropractor visits to the Muscle Energy Technique (and finally got better!).
Hi everyone! I had a really interesting question from a reader recently, and I wanted to pass along my answer to you. A. wanted to know if I'd ever tried prolotherapy, or any other forms of regenerative medicine. He wrote, "I have found that if the problem is ligament laxity, then swimming (I have started … Continue reading Reader question: Can you heal the SI joints without prolotherapy?
Hi everyone! So... scientific studies regarding SI joint dysfunction have really been on my mind recently. I've seen too many people on social media (and also met one doctor in person) making generalized statements about how SI joint dysfunction isn't a real thing. That the SI joint doesn't move (at all). That it's virtually … Continue reading Lumbar fusion and SI joint dysfunction
Hi everyone! Someone asked recently, over in our SI Joint Discussion Forum, how often to start out doing pool exercise. I answered her about the pool, but the same concept is true for any form of exercise, when you're coming back from a long-term injury. Start small. Start wherever you are. When I first started … Continue reading When it comes to exercise, start where you are.
Hi everyone! So... our SI Joint Discussion Group has been going really well (be sure to check it out, if you haven't already!). However, a few of our recent conversations have made me realize I really need to write one of the posts I've been meaning to write for a while, on some of the genetic conditions … Continue reading Genetic conditions that can cause SIJD
Hello everyone! In this post, I wanted to follow up on a super fascinating concept that my new PT, David, and I talked about in my first appointment. It's the concept of a neurotag. Basically, a "neurotag" refers to your brain's coding language for a certain type of memory or experience. As I explained in … Continue reading Pain Neurotags: how the nervous system protects us from injury