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Information on SIJD

Here is a collection of things I have found over the last few years that I’ve either been asked questions about and done research on, or learned through my PT and continued to research on through my own post-op journey. I hope there is something in here that will help you progress in this journey!


Helpful Resources to get you going in the right direction! R. DonTigney  A PT that has contributed much to understanding SIJD.  An excellent resource for self-corrections. Diana Lee  a PT that has also contributed to the understanding of SIJD.  Many wonderful articles down the sidebar of this link helping to understand the role of the … Continue reading »

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trigger points: What are they, why do they matter

Trigger points, have you heard of them? I have, and they seem kinda mythical, or invisable.  But then again what part of this SIJD diagnosis isn’t?!  I’ve heard massage therapists talk about them, and along my journey I have had plenty of therapists of all varieties hold down knots in my muscles until their hands … Continue reading »

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Have you considered using….. crutches or a walker?

So, we have pain when we walk and stand right…. well what if using something to help you walk took SOME or even all the weight off the leg that hurts the worst… or post-op when we are trying to rehab…. I had crutches before surgery, and I will be the first to admit I … Continue reading »

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Ligaments can and do refer pain!

The firey burn you feel that the Dr’s saying isn’t coming from your discs…. well it might just be your ligaments calling out. The Si complex is made up of many ligaments, and many medical professionals do think our dysfunction can come as a result of ligament sprain….. here is a pain map made by … Continue reading »

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So how do I know if I have SI joint pain… what tests do they use?

Below is a paper I wrote for a college class in the Spring of 2012.  I wanted to see what all the big medical heads had to say about how SI joint issues are identified in a clinical setting.  I read close to 100 papers and articles from various aspects of diagnostic work ups, pain … Continue reading »

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Heating Pads vs Ice packs: why use them, and how to make ice packs cheep!

So, you ever wonder WHY we are suppose to do the things the medical professionals caring for us ask us to do at home?  I do.. all the time.  So much so that I get these awesome light bulb moments in class and wish I had listened even more to my PT when I was … Continue reading »

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Videos my PT and I did on the SI joint

My PT was gracious enough to ask me what some things are that we could work together to put in a video series for people that need somewhere to start from.  Honestly we had enough information to make a zillion hours of stuff and ideas for days, but these three videos are where we ended … Continue reading »

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Partner and self corrections

more corrections: muscle energy technique, “hip shimmy” and sacral correction pubic symphasis correction: if you do not have a partner you can use a ball or a hard container like clorox wipes to put between your knees… or even use your hands for resistance. two other partner assisted corrections… he uses a LOT of medical … Continue reading »

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Dermatome patterns: a map of where our nerves send pain signals out from.

What is this rainbow man doing here? Well a lot of the time people with SI issues have SI AND__________. If you have been told you have problems at certain disk levels this generalized map may help you “sort out” some of your pain. As with anything in the human body, few things are ALWAYS … Continue reading »

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What is a muscle spasm and what’s with all the knots

Those that suffer from SIJD often and huge muscle imbalances that join in on the journey to recovery. Once the malalignment has been addressed strengthening of the weak muscles starts. Here’s a good explanation of what’s going on and why. Spasm One important event, which occurs early after an injury, is muscle spasm. This feels … Continue reading »

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