The Sacroiliac Joint and you

As many or you know through reading my blog, facebook and twitter updates, I’ve struggled with S.I. problems for much of my adult life. Over the past year I’ve really taken a proactive approach to dealing with the problem at hand and truly remedy it once and for all. I’ve been trying to work on my hip mobility, flexibility and core muscle groups to assist with my postural alignment and spinal function – in particular how it applies to my S.I. joint woes.

A big reason why I’ve been able to really rehab my back and some other less serious injuries has been due to Kelly Starrett’s video blog, the Mobility WOD. Below is a series of videos and posts that he has graciously shared with the world via YouTube and his blog and I wanted to pass them on. If you have any lower back or S.I. discomfort, you HAVE to watch these videos.

Episode 118/365: SI Area Pain, The Basics

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Strong Goats, Orlando Style: Low Back, Hips, and Groin

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Here’s an exert from Mobility WOD:

Every human being should be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves. You know what to eat, how to train, and what to do if you have a cut; you should also know how to fix your tight hips, painful knees, and stiff shoulders, and how to make yourself faster and more powerful. It’s too much to mobilize everything, all the time, everyday. Start somewhere. The Mobility Wod should take you four to 10 minutes to complete. Do it everyday. Remember the areas that feel like a Shaman’s Blow.

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