https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L78tfhUmjQ Hey everyone, I recently stumbled upon this fascinating-looking course: Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Pelvis through Medbridge Education. It's a continuing education course for physical therapists who want to be able to treat SIJ pain. It's given by Dr. Alexis Wright, who has a pretty impressive resume. She has a Ph.D. in physical therapy … Continue reading Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Pelvis (Continuing Education for PT’s)
Here is a really important concept about the SI joint: How is an SI joint supposed to stay in place? The body has 2 main systems to maintain stability in the SI joint: Form closure and force closure. 1) Form closure has to do with the shape of the bones that make up the SI joint (the two hip bones … Continue reading SI Joint Concepts: Form Closure vs. Force Closure
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09J9zIoOd1Q Hip labral tears are a condition that can sometimes accompany sacroiliac joint dysfunction. The labrum is a ring of cartilage found within the hip socket. Its main purpose is to absorb shock, as well as to help make sure your leg bone fits snugly inside the hip socket. Cartilage is generally pretty tough, but sometimes … Continue reading Labral tears
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OFZyC9aK4w Recently, I was watching this interview with SI joint surgeon Dr. Carter Beck (the same doctor I had mentioned in my previous post). The whole time I was watching, I kept thinking to myself, “Wow, that is a great point…. I really need to remember some of the things he is saying.” So… that … Continue reading Why do we know so little about the SI joint? (Amazing Interview with Dr. Carter Beck).
Honestly, as much as I have criticized chiropractors at times on here, I know I would have been completely lost when my SI joint first locked up back in 2011 if my chiropractor hadn't been able to explain things to me. I've flat out never seen a physician that had anything truly helpful to say … Continue reading Key Point #1: Identifying the problem
Part of the reason it took me so long to get information on the SI joint is that I simply didn't know where to start looking. Since I first developed my own SI joint issues in 2011, it does seem as though a lot more information on the subject has made its way onto the … Continue reading SI Joint Concepts: Useful Terminology
Ok. Here are some really great diagrams I’ve found across the web which should help simplify some of the things I’m talking about. These graphics were all available under a Creative Commons license -- thank you so much to those who made them available! I've linked to the source below each illustration. First, let’s start … Continue reading Where is the Sacroiliac Joint? Useful illustrations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mWyXAQJxgE If you have SI joint dysfunction, this is a really important concept for you to understand. There are different types of issues that can affect the SI joint, but this was the main problem for me, during the entire five years I struggled with this problem. *** The sacroiliac joint is made up by … Continue reading What happens when an SI joint gets stuck?
The SI joint is mainly held together by bands of connective tissue known as ligaments. These ligaments hold the sacrum (base of the spine) and the ilia (hip bones) together to make up the two sacroiliac joints. Here are some diagrams which give you a general view of what the ligaments look like: An … Continue reading The ligaments of the SI joint