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
Hi everyone! Here's a slightly different type of post for you today. I wanted to make sure anyone who was interested had a chance to read my interview with SpineUniverse (it's a website about back pain). I was really flattered when they contacted me last month to ask if I wanted to share my story of … Continue reading My Interview with Spine Universe 🙂
One of the questions people ask me most often is "How are you doing now?". I've just answered some of the specific questions about what I can and can't do, and my activity level now, in this post. But what I wanted to talk to you about today is a very important component of my … Continue reading Becoming self-reliant
One of the questions people ask me most frequently is "How do I find a physical therapist who can treat the SI joint?" Unfortunately, the answer to this question is almost as complicated as my answers to any of the more scientific questions people ask me. I thought I'd break everything I've learned about this … Continue reading How to find a good physical therapist, Part 1: Persistence
Hi everyone! I wanted to send out a different type of post today-- one that's a little more personal. I've been hearing from so many of you recently, through email, Facebook, as well as comments on my blog. And you're all asking really great questions-- so great I practically end up writing entire posts when … Continue reading If you’re reading this, give yourself a pat on the back.
Hi everyone! Hope you're all enjoying the holidays. I've been getting some really great questions from readers recently that I think are worth sharing with you all. *** As I've mentioned before, although obviously all of my posts for this blog are perfect, sometimes I feel like my explanations come out a little bit better … Continue reading Should you exercise when your SI joints are out of alignment?
Hello, everyone. I've noticed that my page on the Muscle Energy Technique is one of my pages that gets the most traffic from search engines. It seems like a topic people are really searching for answers on, so I figured I'd try to explain some more of the specifics. I use the Muscle Energy … Continue reading How exactly does the Muscle Energy Technique work?
Hi everyone-- When I started this blog back in 2016, I was feeling like I was in crisis mode with my SI joints. The problem had been going on for five years, and I was at the point of wondering whether I'd ever get better. When I began this blog, I was basically saying "fuck … Continue reading Share your story on my blog!
As I mentioned in my post about developing a thorough stretching routine, part of the reason it took me so long to heal is that I didn't really have a proper space to do my land-based exercises and stretches. A lot of the exercises and stretches I knew I should be doing required me to … Continue reading My awesome stretching table
I realized yesterday that everything I've written about my own road to healing really comes down to two factors: Letting sprained ligaments heal Building muscle strength These two factors make up two equally important sides of the same coin. You need both for healing. Unfortunately, you'll also have to balance one against the other. Why? … Continue reading How I healed my SI joints without surgery