When considering the many treatment options for sciatica, conservative treatment via physical therapy is commonly recommended to reduce symptoms, correct posture, strengthen muscles, and improve mobility and function. More invasive treatments, such as surgery or injections, are only recommended once noninvasive approaches have proved ineffective.
At MovementX, we use a combination of hands-on manual therapy, posture and movement analysis, and exercise programming to treat not only the symptoms of sciatica, but more importantly, its root cause. In your initial evaluation, we’ll review your complete medical history, converse about your specific symptoms, and consider other risk factors and health behaviors such as smoking, time spent sitting, etc.
In every initial evaluation, it’s our goal to have you walk away with assurance of what is causing your sciatica, a comprehensive treatment plan, and an independent home exercise program that you can perform on your own between sessions. Your early physical therapy treatment plan may consist of…
- Manual Therapy—Spine mobilization and manipulation, soft tissue mobilization and massage, dry needling, nerve mobilization, and active myofascial release techniques to ensure adequate tissue and joint mobility.
- Posture Analysis—We’ll evaluate any asymmetries or impairments in your sitting and standing posture that may be placing undue stress on certain vertebral segments in your spine.
- Movement Analysis—How should you lift things with stenosis? How should you walk? What’s the best way to bend? We’ll answer all of these questions in your evaluation as well, as no two bodies are the same.
- Strengthening Exercises—Our team will prescribe specialized exercises to increase your core strength, leg strength in the hamstrings and gluteal musculature, and stabilize your spine through the active use of your muscles.