Lumbar fusion and SI joint dysfunction

  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 virtuallyContinue reading “Lumbar fusion and SI joint dysfunction”

My Interview with Spine Universe :)

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 ofContinue reading “My Interview with Spine Universe :)”

Becoming self-reliant

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 myContinue reading “Becoming self-reliant”

How to find a good physical therapist, Part 1: Persistence

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 thisContinue reading “How to find a good physical therapist, Part 1: Persistence”

If you’re reading this, give yourself a pat on the back.

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 whenContinue reading “If you’re reading this, give yourself a pat on the back.”

Is it okay to work out in a pool if your SI joints are out of alignment?

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. *** I recently heard from G., who was wondering it was okay to perform aquatic exercise when her SI joints and sacrum were out of alignment.   (She goesContinue reading “Is it okay to work out in a pool if your SI joints are out of alignment?”

How exactly does the Muscle Energy Technique work?

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 EnergyContinue reading “How exactly does the Muscle Energy Technique work?”

Share your story on my blog!

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 “fuckContinue reading “Share your story on my blog!”

My awesome stretching table

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 toContinue reading “My awesome stretching table”

How I healed my SI joints without surgery

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”