Sciatica is a term that refers to pain arising from the Sciatic nerve. You will usually feel pain arising from your low back or buttocks that “shoots” down the back of one or both or your legs. You may experience “electric shock” type pain, pins and needles or numbness. Sciatica can be caused from a variety of issues including:
Disc prolapse or “bulging”
Arthritis in the low back
Poor posture and lifting technique
Piriformis syndrome (tightness of buttocks muscles)
Low back strain
Sciatica can be extremely painful and needs to be treated and managed by an experienced therapist. Our Physiotherapists have extensive knowledge and experience in low back and sciatic issues. They can advise you on the best course of treatment and rehabilitation for your sciatica.
Pilates is a full body physical fitness regime created by Joseph Pilates in America in the 1920’s. It is a safe and effective form of therapeutic exercise that focuses on strengthening the “core” muscles that support the back and neck. Pilates has many health benefits including; improved core muscle strength, decreased back and neck pain, … Read More
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