Hi everyone! Here's a question I've seen come up pretty often, both in our SI Joint Discussion group, as well as in my emails from readers. So I thought I'd take a moment to write up an official post to answer this question. How often should you do the Muscle Energy Technique? There are a … Continue reading How often should you use the Muscle Energy Technique?
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! As you may know, one of the treatments people often consider for SI joint dysfunction is prolotherapy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NsgU4FVYOA Prolotherapy is a relatively new, and still somewhat experimental, treatment to try to help ligaments heal. It can be used on any injured joint, not just the SI joints. Basically, a physician injects a solution … Continue reading Julie’s success with prolotherapy 🙂
Hi everyone! Wow... it's been a minute, since my last post. As some of you know, I've really been struggling a potential diagnosis of something called mast cell activation syndrome (it's too soon to say for sure whether I have it or not). It's been a pretty difficult month for me, so I'm excited to … Continue reading Reader question: Can you heal the SI joints without treating loose ligaments?
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
Hi everyone! Okay, so here's a topic that's come up pretty often with readers... and it's also one that's affected me personally. Many of you have written to me about strange popping sensations and/or pain in the front of your pelvis. Sometimes over the hip socket, and sometimes right by the pubic symphysis, which is … Continue reading How that scary snapping feeling in the front of your pelvis can actually come from tight muscles
Hi everyone-- Honestly, I feel kinda bad that my exercise e-book is not out. Between my trip to the hospital this spring (and now also this fall) as well as all of the work that comes with putting a book together (formatting, legal issues, etc). it's taking quite a bit longer than I'd anticipated! I … Continue reading A great exercise to try: Isometric Glute Squeezes
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