Hey everyone, As some of you know, I started this blog back in 2016 when I felt totally helpless. I was totally dependent on chiropractic adjustments, which I thought were the only thing that could help me, and I was beginning to think surgery was the only long-term answer. But somehow, something magic happened when … Continue reading My new world (how to read my blog!)
Hey everyone, Ah! I seriously have so many upcoming topics I'm planning to write about. But here's one thing that's literally come up on four of my coaching calls in the past week. And, as you may know, when I start to see a certain topic coming up and over again, I take it as … Continue reading Why “less is more” when it comes to SI joint adjustments
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 post, I talked about why I decided it was important to see a geneticist to get a more pinpointed hypermobility diagnosis. I had a virtual visit with Dr. Rohanizadegan, along with a genetics counselor who helped to do my intake. Normally, of course, genetics visits are done in person, … Continue reading My official hypermobility diagnosis
Hey everyone, Many of you have been asking recently about how I was diagnosed with hypermobility. The way our healthcare system works here in the US, a geneticist is the only type of specialist who can officially diagnose a hypermobility disorder. I actually had an unofficial diagnosis in 2019, because I ended up at a … Continue reading Why I decided to see a geneticist about hypermobility
Hey everyone, I originally put this post up on my social media, where I could just delete it right away if I changed my mind. But I was so moved by all of your comments, I decided to put it up here, too. I hope it resonates with you. I'm having a strange moment where, … Continue reading A bittersweet pause
Hi everyone-- I just wrote this in response to a specific comment from a reader, however I thought it was so important, I wanted to put it in its own post. As you may know, in the past year I have finally begun to understand a genetic condition I now know has affected me throughout … Continue reading Knowledge is power: Find the right specialist who understands your issues
Hi everyone, So this post picks up where my last post left off... where a doctor told me, at age 19, that I needed to "always keep your muscles strong... or else you're going to have a very difficult life." I didn't understand what he meant, didn't understand that sorrowful, grave look on his face. … Continue reading My hypermobility history, Part 2: “You need to always keep your muscles strong”
Hello hello everyone! In this post I wanted to clarify another concept readers often ask me about. If you've read through my story, you probably know that a big turning point in my healing came in the summer of 2016. I had been struggling with SI joint dysfunction for five years at that point, and it … Continue reading Why I switched from chiropractor visits to the Muscle Energy Technique (and finally got better!).
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 🙂