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, So here’s a subject that’s been on my mind for a while. As you may know, in the past year I’ve been learning, for the first time in my life, what it means to have a hypermobility spectrum disorder (also known as a connective tissue disorder). If you have a hypermobility disorder, it … Continue reading What hypermobile people can teach you
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! A reader recently wrote in to me with the most interesting question. She's been struggling with SI joint issues for years, and has already tried approaches such as osteopath, chiropractor, and PT, and is still struggling. This reader is (rightly so) very interested in exploring neuroplasticity-based approaches to the SI joint, as I … Continue reading Do I recommend DNRS for SI joint dysfunction?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga84uA55RqE&t=13s Okay, so I finally got up the courage to make another Youtube video. This is something that I so often end up writing in my emails and messages to people, I thought I could end up reaching more people this way. I hear from so many people who've been through multiple medical practitioners-- doctors, … Continue reading New video! Why I always tell people to keep trying PT
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! I've just discovered the most moving and informative story of one woman's four-year quest to resolve debilitating pelvic pain. It's from Megan McGorry, and her blog is Mermaid's Reel. There are SO many reasons why I wanted to share this with you. Really, her post speaks for herself. But for the purposes of … Continue reading Megan’s Story: “Not Interstitial Cystitis, PNE, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, or Vulvodynia, but an Orthopedic Hip Injury?”
Hi everyone! Today I wanted to talk to you about another concept I find really interesting, which is how the alignment of our SI joints affects the efficiency of our movements. What is movement efficiency? When you move efficiently, this means you're performing various motions in a smooth, coordinated way, which allows you to achieve … Continue reading How the SI Joint affects Movement Efficiency
Hi everyone-- I was sorting though old papers recently when I came across the original instructions my physical therapist Paula wrote out for me on the Muscle Energy Technique, back in 2014. A lot of people have asked me about her original instructions, as I've been running this blog. I think people want to know … Continue reading Proof that healing is possible
Hi everyone! Generally, when people think of the core, they think of doing sit-ups, and crunches, and building up a 6-pack. All of that has to do with the first muscle I'm going to mention here: the rectus abdominis. However, there is so much more to the core than that. 1) The rectus abdominis: The "6-pack" … Continue reading The muscles of the core (and why we focus on the transverse abdominis!).