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”

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”

Can pelvic floor physical therapy help the SI joint?

Hi everyone! Here’s a question that’s been coming up pretty frequently, so I wanted to take some time to answer it for all of you. People want to know if pelvic floor physical therapy can help them, and my answer is, of course, yes! Let me go on to explain some key points. First… whatContinue reading “Can pelvic floor physical therapy help the SI joint?”

The SI joint and…the brain?!

  Hi everyone! I’ve noticed that a certain theme has been coming up a lot lately among some of my readers lately. And that topic is how the brain can affect the SI joint– by how it regulates things like our muscles, posture, and breathing.. This is a subject I never really thought about before,Continue reading “The SI joint and…the brain?!”

Why I switched from chiropractor visits to the Muscle Energy Technique (and finally got better!).

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 itContinue reading “Why I switched from chiropractor visits to the Muscle Energy Technique (and finally got better!).”

Lumbar fusion and SI joint dysfunction

  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 virtuallyContinue reading “Lumbar fusion and SI joint dysfunction”

When it comes to exercise, start where you are.

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 startedContinue reading “When it comes to exercise, start where you are.”

When people claim SI joint dysfunction isn’t real

Okay, so. I’m not going to start this post out with my normal “Hi, everyone!” because I’m not feeling cheerful right now.  I’m annoyed. I just went on Twitter and saw, for what feels like the hundredth time, someone claiming that SI joint dysfunction isn’t a real thing. Originally, I wanted to screenshot the tweetContinue reading “When people claim SI joint dysfunction isn’t real”

Lumbar Spine Epiphany, Part 2

Hi everyone! So, here is Part 2 to the post I published yesterday.  It’s about how, all this time, I thought only a chiropractor would be able to help me with rotation of the lumbar vertebrae… but it turns out, I was wrong. Well, as it turns out… there are other medical professionals who can treat it. Continue reading “Lumbar Spine Epiphany, Part 2”

Integrative Spinal Research (a collaboration between chiropractors and mainstream medicine!).

Hi everyone!  So… this is really cool. You know how I’ve been saying for a while that I think the chiropractic profession has something to offer, but I wish they were more closely aligned with mainstream medicine? Well… here is a great example of exactly that.  (This is another post that’s for me and for you, asContinue reading “Integrative Spinal Research (a collaboration between chiropractors and mainstream medicine!).”