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?
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 it … Continue reading Why I switched from chiropractor visits to the Muscle Energy Technique (and finally got better!).
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-- One of the things I enjoy about running this blog is that, the more I hear from readers, the more I realize I was never alone, in the issues I've had. Something I haven't even written about much on this blog is how much trouble I had, over the years, driving (or even … Continue reading If you’ve switched cars due to SI joint dysfunction, you’re not alone.
Hi everyone! Here's a new concept I haven't written about as much yet. I find it really interesting, and I hope you will too! What I wanted to talk to you about is the SI joint's role in shock absorption. The SI joint is different from a lot of other joints in the body, in … Continue reading The SI Joint and Shock Absorption
To my 11 faithful followers-- thank you so much for sticking by this blog, even though I've probably been bombarding you with far too many posts this week! Much of this blog is still a work in progress, and to an extent I'm still treating it as an open workbook where I post notes and … Continue reading The SI joint acts like a shock absorber (great article from Taylored Training and Fitness)
I can attribute two original factors to how I developed my SI joint injury, and a third factor that kept it going on for so long: Factor #1: Abnormal Movement Patterns Over Time It all started in the fall of 2011. I had actually been having very significant knee pain due to chondromalacia patella, a … Continue reading How did I first injure my SI joint?
I found the slides from this presentation given at the Eastern Athletic Trainer's Association. Putting two and two together based on the speaker bios, I believe the presentation was given by Dr. Kelly McGinnis, DO, a sports medicine physiatrist at Mass General. (Gosh, if only I'd been lucky enough to end up with her … Continue reading ***The Single Best Resource I’ve Seen So Far: NATA/Dr. Kelly McGinnis Presentation***