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 Strengthening, hypermobility, and “why 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 Understanding hypermobility
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.