A chiropractor explains why he doesn’t believe adjustments can heal SI joint dysfunction

Hi everyone! I just happened to stumble across this fascinating article from Marc Heller, DC, about how he doesn't think the chiropractic profession adequately manages SI joint dysfunction.  (It's from the 2015 issue of the magazine Dynamic Chiropractic). I wanted to share it with you all because it echoes some of the same points I've … Continue reading A chiropractor explains why he doesn’t believe adjustments can heal SI joint dysfunction

How to find a good physical therapist, Part 5: The PT’s I observed as a student

Hi everyone! I hope you've all been finding this series interesting.  I thought it would be good to write up all of the different experiences I had finding the right PT to help me, to encourage you not to give up if even the second, third, or the fourth person isn't able to help you. … Continue reading How to find a good physical therapist, Part 5: The PT’s I observed as a student

SI joint awareness is growing– check out this article from TIME Magazine

My God.  We have come so far from the days when I could hardly find any information on the SI joint, and felt like such a freak. I recently discovered this awesome article on the SI joint from TIME magazine: How your butt can hurt your back (what a title!).  It's kind of accurate, though. … Continue reading SI joint awareness is growing– check out this article from TIME Magazine

Why are there so many doctors who treat “the hip,” but not the SI joint?

Okay, so here's a concept that might be a little bit obvious to some of you... however, this is definitely a post I know I could have used back in the day, so I'm putting it out there in case it helps! *** When I first began to experience SI joint dysfunction, I thought of it as … Continue reading Why are there so many doctors who treat “the hip,” but not the SI joint?

What’s the difference between a ligament sprain and a muscle/tendon strain?

I think that, as every day people, we sometimes use the words "sprain" and "strain" interchangeably.  However, this article from the Mayo Clinic made me realize this concept might be worth clarifying. SI joint injuries generally involve a sprain of the ligaments that hold the joint together.  A ligament is a "tough band of fibrous tissue" … Continue reading What’s the difference between a ligament sprain and a muscle/tendon strain?