Hey everyone! I’ve been noticing a theme coming up often in my coaching calls lately: A lot of you are out there doing all the right things-- going to physical therapy, wearing an SI belt, working on core strengthening-- and still not seeing improvement. However, one thing that seems to be the case for many … Continue reading Why correcting your alignment can be the missing piece of the puzzle
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-- So I have been getting a lot of requests lately to share more information about my exercise routine. This is something I'm definitely planning to expand more on in the future! The way my blog has always worked is that I try to get basic concepts up there as fast as possible-- and … Continue reading My updated exercise recommendations
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”
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. So … Continue reading A “rough” workout that made me super happy
Hi everyone! How are you all doing? On a rare trip out... don't worry, the scarf is usually 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?
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?