December 11, 2018

Managing Back Pain During Winter Activities

Winter can be a beautiful and busy time of year with glistening, snowy landscapes, holiday fun and long-awaited opportunities to enjoy beloved winter activities, but the commotion of the season and cold temperatures can increase tension in our joints and bones. From shoveling snow, to hanging holiday decorations, to engaging in winter sports such as skiing or ice skating, the sacroiliac joints (SIJs) are being activated, which for many individuals …

November 27, 2018
Side by Side Pregnancy View

The Serola SI Belt in Pregnancy

A major consideration during pregnancy are the three of the joints of the pelvis, and their associated ligaments; two sacroiliac joints and one symphysis pubis. During Pregnancy The hormone relaxin normally occurs in both males and females but increases considerably (up to 10 times) during pregnancy. It is responsible for relaxation of the ligaments. As the ligaments relax, they stretch and allow the joints to widen in preparation for the …

September 7, 2018
Woman holding back

Why Back Pain has been a Mystery and the Solution

There are two major concepts that have muddied the waters of understanding back pain, the herniated lumbar disc and the keystone form and force concept of sacroiliac stability. These two concepts are excellent examples of two wise old sayings: “You can’t find what you want if you look in the wrong direction” and “If you believe hard enough, you can even fool yourself.” Before 1934, the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) was …

August 1, 2018
Side by Side Nutation and Counternutation

Nutation & Counternutation: What are they and why are they so important?

Nutation and counternutation are commonly used terms in the medical fields. However, beyond just knowing what the movements are, many don’t have the full grasp of just how important they are. The Serola Theory on biomechanics dives deep into these two functions and explains exactly what these movements are doing and how they apply to the body as a whole. With all of this research done, let’s try to take …