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Is physical therapy helpful for sciatica?

Is physical therapy helpful for sciatica?

‘Sciatica’ is often a common term used for any kind of radiating pain into the leg and or the buttock region. When you get assessed by a Physical Therapist who is primarily a movement specialist, they can firstly help you determine if it is actually sciatica or if the source of your pain is something

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Can physiotherapy be used for preventative purposes to prevent injury from happening in the first place or is it only used to address conditions/injuries that have already happened?

Can physiotherapy be used for preventative purposes to prevent injury from happening in the first place or is it only used to address conditions/injuries that have already happened?

Great question!! Physical therapists/physiotherapists are ‘movement specialists’. That being said to answer your question, yes physical therapy can be effective in preventing injuries from happening in the first place. Formal evaluation by a licensed physical therapist can help identify faulty mechanics and train those...

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Why is it that toddlers bend over to pick stuff up with perfect squatting form? They always bend at the knees and have straight backs.

Why is it that toddlers bend over to pick stuff up with perfect squatting form? They always bend at the knees and have straight backs.

Interesting isn’t it?! Great job observing this. It’s fantastic you know what good posture and movement patterns look like to identify this! The cause here is that as we develop, our brain overpowers natural instinct so we do what’s easiest and quickest. Unfortunately, we don’t realize that over time, these shortcuts we take have a

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Why Googling Solutions for Low Back Pain is Futile

Why Googling Solutions for Low Back Pain is Futile

by Lee H. Kole, PT You wouldn’t take your car into the shop and just tell them to “fix it” without letting them know what the issues or sounds were. You wouldn’t walk into a barber shop or hair salon and just say “cut it”. Why would you google random exercises for how to solve

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HAVE THE HOLIDAYS LEFT YOU FEELING DIZZY?

HAVE THE HOLIDAYS LEFT YOU FEELING DIZZY?

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a major cause of dizziness that often goes undetected and untreated. Research has shown that in 86% of affected individuals, BPPV led to medical consultation, interruption of daily activities or sick leave. In total, only 8% of affected participants received effective...

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ARE YOU OR A LOVED ONE AFFECTED BY POOR BALANCE OR SUFFERING FALLS?

ARE YOU OR A LOVED ONE AFFECTED BY POOR BALANCE OR SUFFERING FALLS?

BreakThrough PT is a name you can completely trust when it comes to balance training. Experts in human movement, we take a comprehensive approach to each individual treated through our comprehensive and custom physical therapy, wellness and sports performance programs. Statistics show that more than 30% of individuals over 65 have at...

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