The most powerful core exercises can be subtle

Hey everyone, Here’s a topic that comes up sooo often in my coaching sessions— I wanted to be sure to address it on the blog! Today I wanted to talk to you about core strengthening. What a lot of people don’t know is that there’s a huge mind-body component to core strengthening (at least, whenContinue reading “The most powerful core exercises can be subtle”

How I kept going with SI joint dysfunction

Hey everyone, So… I’m about to get real personal here. A question people often ask me is “how did you keep going?” when I was going through my own SI joint saga. I know exactly why you you guys are asking. I’ve totally been there myself, where it can seem really hard to believe you’llContinue reading “How I kept going with SI joint dysfunction”

Levels of pathology: how some forms of misalignment are more serious than others

Hey everyone, A reader commented on my last post, asking if certain patterns of misalignment are more likely to cause nerve irritation than others. This actually really dovetailed nicely into what I planned to say next. What I’ve learned from my various PT mentors is that there are basically different levels of pathology when itContinue reading “Levels of pathology: how some forms of misalignment are more serious than others”

Imaging and the SI joint

Hey everyone, A question my readers and coaching clients ask pretty often is whether imaging, such as an x-ray or MRI, can be used to diagnose SI joint dysfunction. Technically, imaging cannot be used to diagnose whether your SI joints are in or out of alignment. We are only talking about bones that may moveContinue reading “Imaging and the SI joint”

Correcting your alignment: the missing piece of the puzzle

Hey everyone! I’ve been noticing a theme coming up often in my coaching calls lately: A lot of you are out there doing all the right things– going to physical therapy, wearing an SI belt, working on core strengthening– and still not seeing improvement. However, one thing that seems to be the case for manyContinue reading “Correcting your alignment: the missing piece of the puzzle”

How walking on softer surfaces can reduce joint pain

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to talk to you about a little trick that I learned from my high-school running days. That trick is, in order to heal an injury (and also to prevent future injuries), try to do your exercise on a softer surface. I know that a lot of you might in painContinue reading “How walking on softer surfaces can reduce joint pain”

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”

How I learned I’m hypermobile

Okay… this is a post I’ve been meaning to write for a long time. It’s just so important to me, and so complex, that in these times, it’s been hard to find the right time to say it. But I know it is going to be relevant to so many of you out there, soContinue reading “How I learned I’m hypermobile”

When you’re in it for the long haul: Isometric Exercises

Hi everyone! How are you all doing? Interesting times we’re living in, to say the least. I haven’t been on my blogs as much recently, because I’ve been pretty busy volunteering for the Covid-19 effort. I’ve been lucky to find ways to help from home (most recently, making phone calls and doing outreach for GetUsPPE—Continue reading “When you’re in it for the long haul: Isometric Exercises”

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?”