SI Joint Questions and Other Stuff

Let’s hit the mailbag for this week.

Anything On SI Joint Problems

Hi Rick,

I was looking for the info on the SI Joint on your website.

I bought “muscle imbalances revealed” upper body and really enjoyed it.

I have a client with SI joint issues and wondered if you had any articles / videos for the SI joint available ?


The question is very timely as this month’s Injury of the Month is Sacroiliac Joint injuries.

It has everything you need for a client who has an SI joint issue.

What the Sacroiliac Pain Solution Program has:

  1. A recording of a presentation that I did on SI joint and exercise will give you all the anatomy, exercise considerations, and exercise programs when it relates to SI joint injuries.
  2. A 3-stage exercise guide for someone who has an SI joint injury.
  3. Then it has videos of each of the exercises.

I am proud of it.  It was a lot of work but I am getting closer to how I envisioned a perfect exercise and injury program.  If you want to check out the program, click here.

Can the SI Joint Program Help Non-Professionals?

Hi Rick,

I am a client, not a trainer. Does your Sacroiliac Pain Solution Program deal with hypermobile or hypomobile SI joint dysfunction?


Wendy D

Yes, it does.

It deals with it from an exercise point of view.  If I had a client who was given the diagnosis of “hypermobile or hypermobile SI joint dysfunction”, I would give them the program that is in Sacroiliac Pain Solution.

I know the program can help non-professional.

The presentation will educate you on your SI joint, the exercise guide will give you photos and descriptions of the exercises and the videos will show you how to do the exercises.

It is very comprehensive.

Worst case scenario is you bring the program to your health and fitness professional.  They will take you through the program.  I am sure when they look at it, they will have never seen anything like it.

Few More Kinds Words about MIRU

“Being a wannabe personal trainer, I often find myself not being able to do all the things right.

Things like programming considerations for every client, giving them the correct protocol for their needs, and sounding smart enough can sometimes intimidate young trainers.

With Muscle Imbalances Revealed: Upper Body this is no longer the case.

Dean, Tony, Jeff and Rick did a really great job on covering every topic imaginable on how to train the upper body of every athlete.

Even though the title has “imbalances” in it, the product is even more complete than that.

You can see how a strength coach uses various exercises to strengthen the upper body, while using assessments to see what is wrong with the athlete.

You learn about the fascia and how to use it in while also seeing different stages of core training, whether you are injured or an advanced athlete.

You now understand why breathing mechanics are essential for your well being and how to use different soft tissue tools for your goals.

And finally you see how important is the neck in your movements and delve into the shoulders anatomy and movement.

But the most important thing that you learn from MIR is that your body moves as one unit. Every speaker references the presentations of other speakers, making you understand that although you might talk about your low back, you must not forget your thoracic spine and interesting pieces of information like this.

All in all I think that MIR:Upper Body is a great product that can be used in your arsenal of tools while also giving you the luxury to ask the experts any questions you might have!”

Fotis Chatzinicolaou
Exercise enthusiast

Thank you so much, Fotis.  Glad it could help you out.

Great Answers on EFI Facebook Fan Page

Thank you to everyone that visited the EFI FB Fan Page and answered the question that was up there.

There were 44 responses and a lot of great exercise ideas.  I picked up a few new ones, thank you.

This morning I am going to head to the gym and take a few more photos and videos of the exercises that you suggested. Plus work on the next Injury of the Month which is Piriformis Pain Syndrome.  It is similar to SI Joint Pain but still some very key exercise prescription differences.

Manu Peeni won the DVDs for that week.

Make sure to visit over the next 10 weeks. Each week I will ask a question and you get put into a draw to win a set of DVDs.

Today, I will be making a draw for a 3-DVD set of Muscle Imbalances Revealed – Lower Body Edition -.  All you have to do is head over to the Facebook Fan Page and answer this question:

“What is the Most Common Muscle Imbalance That You Come Across?”

Discussion on Postpartum Exercises

On a post that I had done a little while back on postpartum exercises, there has been some discussion behind the scenes.

The ideas that were brought up in the article are a little different than we are used to in the area that I live in.

I am always open to new ideas and I find ideas from different parts of the world and disciplines are great new ways of adding or looking at things differently.

Thank you all for reading the blog and adding your insight.

I am off to bed.

Have a great day.

Rick Kaselj, MS

Sacroiliac Pain Solution Digital Download