In-Home Physiotherapy Can Help Conditions like Sciatica
The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down through the buttocks and along the back of each leg. Sciatica is pain along this nerve and is a common form of back pain and is usually caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve from a herniated or bulging disc. It may also be caused from tightness in the piriformis muscle around the buttocks.
Our Technique for Healing Sciatica
One of the most frustrating aspects of sciatica for patients is not knowing the source or cause of the pain their experiencing. Physio2U makes identifying the source of the pain a priority during treatment. Once identified, it’s easier to develop a treatment roadmap that will both alleviate existing pain and help the patient understand how to avoid similar pain in the future. Our proprietary process includes:
- Thorough assessment to determine cause of pain
- Pain management
- Manual therapy
- Dry needling
- Gentle stretches and exercises to improve movement and strength
- Posture corrections
- Activities to improve walking and balance
- Education on condition management
What to expect
- The physiotherapist will come to your home, office or any other location that is convenient to you!
- The therapist will need to ask you questions about your health history and current problem or injury. You can expect this to take 10 to 20 minutes.
- As physiotherapists are licensed-health care professionals and are legally required to take real-time notes for medical-legal purposes, the therapist will be typing on a computer or tablet using our secure electronic medical records system during your session. The servers for our electronic records system are in Canada.
- Please have ready any doctor’s referral note, diagnostic imaging reports or your list of medications handy.
- The therapist may need about 4 x 8 feet of space to set up the portable bed to provide a thorough assessment.
- The therapist will need to put their hands on you. It is a good idea to wear shorts or a sleeveless top to provide the best assessment and treatment possible.
- The therapist will likely prescribe home exercises and make recommendations for making you feel better. It will be important for you to follow this advice for achieving optimal outcome.
- The assessment session will last 1 to 1.25 hours. Treatment sessions are 50 minutes to 1 hour long.
- Please note that the time required to conduct requested or necessary communication to doctors, family members or third parties will be included in your 1-hour session.
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