Hey everyone, Today I wanted to share with you a new concept I recently learned -- that is, that the foot has a "core" group of muscles, just like our body overall has a core. And, just like you can increase the stability of your trunk by working the regular core, you can actually increase … Continue reading Working the “foot core”
Hey everyone, So here’s a subject that’s been on my mind for a while. As you may know, in the past year I’ve been learning, for the first time in my life, what it means to have a hypermobility spectrum disorder (also known as a connective tissue disorder). If you have a hypermobility disorder, it … Continue reading What hypermobile people can teach you
Hey everyone, A topic people ask me about pretty frequently is SI joint belts. These belts are meant to help stabilize the SI joints in place, so the ligaments and other tissues can heal. It's important to remember that SI joint recovery is really individualized-- what works for one person may not work for another. … Continue reading Let’s talk about SI Belts.
Hey everyone, Every so often, I’ll get a few different people asking me the same question, in a short period of time. Whenever that happens, and a lot of my readers seem to all be experiencing the same issue, I figure it’s time to get something up on the blog! In the past week … Continue reading Having enough muscle strength can change everything
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 be … Continue reading The function of a muscle spasm
Hi everyone! Today I wanted to talk to you about a little trick that I learned from my high-school running days... which also applies now, to SI joint issues. That trick is, in order to heal an injury and also to prevent future injuries, try to do your exercising on a softer surface. I know … Continue reading How walking on softer surfaces can reduce joint pain
Hi everyone! How are you all doing? On a rare trip out! Don't worry, the scarf is normally up around my face! Interesting times we're living in, to say the least. I haven't been on my blogs as much recently, because I've been pretty busy volunteering for the Covid-19 effort. I've been lucky to find … Continue reading When you’re in it for the long haul: Isometric Exercises
Hi everyone, One of the topics people ask me about most is the Muscle Energy Technique. Here are some things that come up *very* often. DON'T simply try things out because you found a video up on Youtube where someone shows one form of the Muscle Energy Technique. For the life of me, I cannot figure … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts for the Muscle Energy Technique
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?
Hi everyone! This post was inspired by a conversation I had with a reader in our SI Joint Saga Discussion group. This reader asked for my thoughts on her new exercise plan from a physical therapist. She had SI joint issues as well as sciatica, which sent pain down into her hamstrings (the muscles in … Continue reading When should you take painkillers and push through pain?