The most powerful core exercises can be subtle

Hey everyone, Here’s a topic that comes up sooo often in my coaching sessions— I wanted to be sure to address it on the blog! Today I wanted to talk to you about core strengthening. What a lot of people don’t know is that there’s a huge mind-body component to core strengthening (at least, whenContinue reading “The most powerful core exercises can be subtle”

My new world (how to read my blog!)

Hey everyone, As some of you know, I started this blog back in 2016 when I felt totally helpless. I was totally dependent on chiropractic adjustments, which I thought were the only thing that could help me, and I was beginning to think surgery was the only long-term answer. But somehow, something magic happened whenContinue reading “My new world (how to read my blog!)”

What happens when the SI joint is out of alignment?

Hey everyone, So here’s a common symptom of SI joint dysfunction that I hear people describe just about all the time. It’s this feeling of a deep pain coming from the area around your SI joints. Like a stuck feeling. A feeling that you ought to just be able to move a certain way, orContinue reading “What happens when the SI joint is out of alignment?”

I feel powerful.

Hey everyone, I know I talk about a lot of heavy topics on this blog, so I wanted to make one thing very clear: I feel powerful. And I feel strong. It’s been a long process for me to put together the knowledge and strategies I talk about on my blog. There were a lotContinue reading “I feel powerful.”

How I got my hypermobility diagnosis, Part 2: The exam

Hey guys, 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 “How I got my hypermobility diagnosis, Part 2: The exam”

How I got my hypermobility diagnosis, Part 1: Seeing a geneticist

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 aContinue reading “How I got my hypermobility diagnosis, Part 1: Seeing a geneticist”

The function of a muscle spasm

Hey everyone, So now that my SI joints are relatively stable, it’s letting me observe different patterns within my body that I wasn’t able to see sooner. When your SI joints are going out of alignment all the time, it’s hard to really see a pattern to it, or discern what your muscles might beContinue reading “The function of a muscle spasm”

How walking on softer surfaces can reduce joint pain

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to talk to you about a little trick that I learned from my high-school running days. That trick is, in order to heal an injury (and also to prevent future injuries), try to do your exercise on a softer surface. I know that a lot of you might in painContinue reading “How walking on softer surfaces can reduce joint pain”

A “rough” workout that made me super happy

Hi everyone, I wanted to share with you my experience going for a hike the other day, and why it was such a great feeling… even though I totally overdid it. This is maybe something that people who’ve had SI joint dysfunction, or have been injured for a long period of time, will understand. SoContinue reading “A “rough” workout that made me super happy”

How I learned I’m hypermobile

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, soContinue reading “How I learned I’m hypermobile”