Hey everyone, So in my last post, I talked about why I decided it was important to see a geneticist to get a more pinpointed hypermobility diagnosis. I had a virtual visit with Dr. Rohanizadegan, along with a genetics counselor who helped to do my intake. Normally, of course, genetics visits are done in person, … Continue reading My official hypermobility diagnosis
Hey everyone, Many of you have been asking recently about how I was diagnosed with hypermobility. The way our healthcare system works here in the US, a geneticist is the only type of specialist who can officially diagnose a hypermobility disorder. I actually had an unofficial diagnosis in 2019, because I ended up at a … Continue reading Why I decided to see a geneticist about hypermobility
Hi everyone-- I just wrote this in response to a specific comment from a reader, however I thought it was so important, I wanted to put it in its own post. As you may know, in the past year I have finally begun to understand a genetic condition I now know has affected me throughout … Continue reading Knowledge is power: Find the right specialist who understands your issues
Hi everyone, So this post picks up where my last post left off... where a doctor told me, at age 19, that I needed to "always keep your muscles strong... or else you're going to have a very difficult life." I didn't understand what he meant, didn't understand that sorrowful, grave look on his face. … Continue reading My hypermobility history, Part 2: “You need to always keep your muscles strong”
Okay... this is a post I've been meaning to write for a long time. It's just so important to me, and so complex, that in these times, it's been hard to find the right time to say it. But I know it is going to be relevant to so many of you out there, so … Continue reading How I learned I’m hypermobile
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! 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 Can you heal the SI joints without prolotherapy?