Hey everyone, I know I talk about a lot of heavy topics on this blog, so I wanted to make one thing very clear: I feel powerful. And I feel strong. It's been a long process for me to put together the knowledge and strategies I talk about on my blog. There were a lot … Continue reading I feel powerful.
Hey everyone, So in my last few posts I've been focusing on upslips. They are one form of misalignment for the SI joints that can have a huge impact on your overall movement patterns, and can also be the hardest for a patient to self-correct. I've been pulling together ideas because I really want to … Continue reading Combining multiple treatment methods for an upslip (Erik Dalton article)
Hey everyone, So in some of my recent posts I've been talking about what an upslip is. An upslip essentially the most "serious" of the different patterns of misalignment you can have, as it has the ability to pull other areas out of alignment when it occurs. Although the long term fix for an upslip … Continue reading How to correct an upslip
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 it … Continue reading Levels of pathology: how some forms of misalignment are more serious than others
Hey everyone, Today I wanted to share with you a new concept I recently learned -- that is, that the foot has a "core" group of muscles, just like our body overall has a core. And, just like you can increase the stability of your trunk by working the regular core, you can actually increase … Continue reading Working the “foot core”
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 move … 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 Correcting your alignment: 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, 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