Why the core is your home base

Hey everyone, You may notice that I mention core strengthening in a lot of my posts. And I’m willing to bet that anyone out there who’s struggled with back pain has heard the term “core” a million times. But what are we really talking about here? There are a lot of different schools of thoughtContinue reading “Why the core is your home base”

Carole’s Story

When Carole found my site, she’d been struggling with mysterious lower back pain for years, and hadn’t yet found the right medical professionals to take her seriously. The only option she’d really been presented with was SI joint fusion surgery, without really being able to try anything else first. I was so excited to doContinue reading “Carole’s Story”

Why “less is more” when it comes to SI joint adjustments

Hey everyone, Ah! I seriously have so many upcoming topics I’m planning to write about. But here’s one thing that’s literally come up on four of my coaching calls in the past week. And, as you may know, when I start to see a certain topic coming up and over again, I take it asContinue reading “Why “less is more” when it comes to SI joint adjustments”

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”

How to correct an upslip

Hey everyone, So in some of my recent posts I’ve been talking about what an upslip is. An upslip essentially the most “serious” of the different patterns of misalignment you can have, as it has the ability to pull other areas out of alignment when it occurs. Although the long term fix for an upslipContinue reading “How to correct an upslip”

Let’s talk about SI Belts.

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.”