July 6, 2018
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What is the Sacroiliac Joint and Why is it so Important?

We are all familiar with the term “Core Muscles” but what is the core structure? In any joint, the structure is made up of the bones that the muscles attach to, and move. So, to understand the far-reaching scope of this concept, we have to look at which bones these core muscles attach to and what they are doing to the bones. All of the above muscles attach to the …

June 1, 2018
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The Effects of a Sacroiliac Joint Injury on Core Power Transfer

In sports and other physical activities, power comes from a stable foundation. Force transfers from the ground, up the legs to the pelvis, through the sacroiliac joint to the sacrum, and then upward through the spine to the arms. Each joint functions as a link in this kinetic chain. Smooth and efficient power transfer depends on the integrity of each link. When one link is compromised, final output power is …

May 1, 2018
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Addressing the Underlying Cause: Why the Serola Belt Works

  Prior to 1934, when lumbar disc herniation was discovered, the sacroiliac joint was thought to be the major source of low back pain. About that time, concern was diverted to surgical remedies for discs which, although providing dramatic relief in some cases, have proven to be limited in relieving many low back complaints. With the recent emergence of biomechanical science, the sacroiliac joints are again considered to play a …

April 23, 2018
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Dr. Serola’s Dos & Don’ts for the Sacroiliac Joint

Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) dysfunction is becoming more frequent than ever. Dr. Rick Serola suggests the following tips to avoid opening the sacroiliac joints and/or stressing the sprained ligaments of the SIJ: 1) Do Not Bring the Knee Across the Midline. For example, crossing the legs while sitting by placing the knee of upper leg on the opposite leg. However, crossing the ankle or lower leg over the opposite knee while sitting is …

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