An Update on my Sacroiliac Joint Saga, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I explained how the learning the “muscle energy technique” from my physical therapist Paula marked a turning point for me in my SI joint journey. Above, I’m including a Youtube video of a physical therapist demonstrating this technique.  (I actually use a few different variations on the moves she … More An Update on my Sacroiliac Joint Saga, Part 2

Everything in moderation, even the best things

This is a really well-written post on an important subject from The Sports Physio. It is by a physiotherapist, intended for other physiotherapists, but it was also really meaningful to me as a patient. (For my readers in the US, physiotherapist means the same thing as physical therapist). The author, Adam Meakins, talks about how … More Everything in moderation, even the best things

How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point, Part 8

This is the eighth post in an ongoing series.  If you would like to start from the beginning, click here. The last post in this series was the hardest to write, and that’s why, of course, it took me so long. I was just starting to get a handle on things by my sixth visit. … More How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point, Part 8

How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point, Part 7

**If you are new to my blog and would like to start at the beginning of this series, click here.**   From the elliptical trainer, we moved on to some very gentle weight lifting and core exercises. For reasons neither Tim nor I understood, the hospital he worked at had recently made the decision to … More How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point, Part 7

How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point, Part 6

**If you are new to my blog and would like to start at the beginning of this series, click here.**   Part 6: Re-adjusting my concept of what is “dangerous.” When I was running long-distance in high school, I’d really pushed my limits.  Pain didn’t scare me as much as my irrational fear of gaining … More How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point, Part 6

How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point: Part Four

This is the fourth part in a series about an amazing new approach to physical therapy for chronic pain patients.  To start from the beginning, check out Part One, Two, and Three. For the first few visits, all Tim and I did was talk.  He didn’t have me in the gym doing exercises like all … More How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point: Part Four