Hi everyone! How are you all doing? On a rare trip out... don't worry, the scarf is usually up around my face! 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 … Continue reading When you’re in it for the long haul: Isometric Exercises
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... what … Continue reading Can pelvic floor physical therapy help the SI joint?
Hi everyone! Thank you SOOO much for all of your recommendations! I'm happy to announce that the directory is up and ready for viewing. I wanted to explain that, for now, I've decided to only include physical therapists and doctors (MD's, DO's) on the list. A few of you had recommended practitioners with other certifications, … Continue reading Our PT and doctor directory is up and running 🙂
Hi everyone! So... our SI Joint Discussion Group has been going really well (be sure to check it out, if you haven't already!). However, a few of our recent conversations have made me realize I really need to write one of the posts I've been meaning to write for a while, on some of the genetic conditions … Continue reading Genetic conditions that can cause SIJD
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 is … Continue reading How that scary snapping feeling in the front of your pelvis can actually come from tight muscles
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 SI … Continue reading A great exercise to try: Isometric Glute Squeezes
I recently heard from a reader who’d been struggling with SI joint dysfunction for several years. One of the things she she mentioned is that she’d previously seen a physical therapist who was certified in the muscle energy technique, yet hadn’t experienced any benefit from her sessions. Her email brought a few things to mind, … Continue reading Clarifying the Muscle Energy Technique
If you have sacroiliac joint problems, the pubic symphysis is another important joint to be aware of. This joint moves even less than the sacroiliac joint, and is found in the front of the pelvis, as pictured above. As you can see, the each hip bone runs all the way from the SI joint in … Continue reading The Pubic Symphysis: the joint at the front of the pelvis
I've been trying to get a satisfactory answer to this question for a long time. Manual therapy is something I've often seen mentioned in articles about the SI joint. I've seen a few physical therapists with various "manual therapy" certifications, but found that depending on what type of course they took, I found they tended … Continue reading What exactly is Manual Therapy?