Hey everyone, A question that's coming up a lot recently 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 move by a … Continue reading Imaging and the SI joint
Hey everyone, A topic people ask me about pretty frequently is SI joint belts. These belts are meant to help stabilize the SI joints in place, so the ligaments and other tissues can heal. It's important to remember that SI joint recovery is really individualized-- what works for one person may not work for another. … Continue reading Let’s talk about SI Belts.
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 many … Continue reading Why correcting your alignment can be the missing piece of the puzzle
Hi everyone! Today I wanted to talk to you about a little trick that I learned from my high-school running days... which also applies now, to SI joint issues. That trick is, in order to heal an injury and also to prevent future injuries, try to do your exercising on a softer surface. I know … Continue reading How walking on softer surfaces can reduce joint pain
Hi everyone-- So I have been getting a lot of requests lately to share more information about my exercise routine. This is something I'm definitely planning to expand more on in the future! The way my blog has always worked is that I try to get basic concepts up there as fast as possible-- and … Continue reading My updated exercise recommendations
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. So … Continue reading A “rough” workout that made me super happy
Hey everyone! Here's a subject that's been coming up pretty frequently during my coaching calls recently-- There are a lot of you out there who've been to multiple PT's (and chiropractors, which I don't totally recommend). And they've tried different types of manual adjustments and mobilizations to the SI joints... and you're not totally sure … Continue reading Why a PT should always be clear about what they’re adjusting, and why
Hi everyone!I’ve noticed that a certain theme has been coming up a lot lately among some of my readers-- both in our Facebook discussion group, and right here on my blog.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 … Continue reading The SI joint and…the brain?!
Hi everyone! As you may know, one of the treatments people often consider for SI joint dysfunction is prolotherapy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NsgU4FVYOA Prolotherapy is a relatively new, and still somewhat experimental, treatment to try to help ligaments heal. It can be used on any injured joint, not just the SI joints. Basically, a physician injects a solution … Continue reading Julie’s success with prolotherapy 🙂
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 virtually … Continue reading Lumbar fusion and SI joint dysfunction