How to correct an upslip

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 upslipContinue reading “How to correct an upslip”

Levels of pathology: how some forms of misalignment are more serious than others

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 itContinue reading “Levels of pathology: how some forms of misalignment are more serious than others”

Correcting your alignment: the missing piece of the puzzle

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 manyContinue reading “Correcting your alignment: the missing piece of the puzzle”

When you’re in it for the long haul: Isometric Exercises

Hi everyone! How are you all doing? Interesting times we’re living in, to say the least. I haven’t been on my blogs as much recently, because I’ve been pretty busy volunteering for the Covid-19 effort. I’ve been lucky to find ways to help from home (most recently, making phone calls and doing outreach for GetUsPPE—Continue reading “When you’re in it for the long haul: Isometric Exercises”

Can pelvic floor physical therapy help the SI joint?

Hi everyone! Here’s a question that’s been coming up pretty frequently, so I wanted to take some time to answer it for all of you. People want to know if pelvic floor physical therapy can help them, and my answer is, of course, yes! Let me go on to explain some key points. First… whatContinue reading “Can pelvic floor physical therapy help the SI joint?”

How that scary snapping feeling in the front of your pelvis can actually come from tight muscles

Hi everyone! Okay, so here’s a topic that’s come up pretty often with readers… and it’s also one that’s affected me personally. Many of you have written to me about strange popping sensations and/or pain in the front of your pelvis.  Sometimes over the hip socket, and sometimes right by the pubic symphysis, which isContinue reading “How that scary snapping feeling in the front of your pelvis can actually come from tight muscles”

A great exercise to try: Isometric Glute Squeezes

Hi everyone– In this post, I want to talk about a very easy and gentle way to start strengthening the gluteus maximus. Most of us are familiar with this muscle– it’s the largest muscle that makes up our butt cheeks!  (Just calling it what it is!). This muscle is really important to stabilizing the SIContinue reading “A great exercise to try: Isometric Glute Squeezes”

Frequently Asked Questions: the Muscle Energy Technique

Hey everyone– these are some Frequently Asked Questions about the Muscle Energy Technique. (I get asked these so often, I decided to put the answers up in their own post!). What is the Muscle Energy Technique? It’s a form of manual therapy, or “hands-on” therapy.  To me, the name sounds a little bit more new-ageyContinue reading “Frequently Asked Questions: the Muscle Energy Technique”

The Pubic Symphysis: the joint at the front of the pelvis

Hey everyone, If you’re experiencing SI joint dysfunction, the pubic symphysis is another important joint to be aware of. The pubic symphysis is actually the third major joint that makes up what is often referred to as the pelvic ring, or pelvic circle. Everything is connected. Like the SI joints, the pubic symphysis isn’t intendedContinue reading “The Pubic Symphysis: the joint at the front of the pelvis”