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woman holding back in painSciatica refers to pain that starts in the low back and extends down one or both legs. It usually gets worse with periods of sitting or standing. Sciatica often affects pregnant women, those with diabetes, and people who are obese.

Typical Symptoms

  • Hip pain
  • A tingling or burning feeling down the leg
  • Weakness, numbness, or a difficult time moving the leg or foot
  • Continual pain that affects one side of the buttocks
  • A shooting pain that makes it uncomfortable to stand up

Our Natural Approach

Physiotherapy can help to relieve sciatic pain. Improving joint motion in the lower back with physiotherapy starts with a consultation and comprehensive examination.

We’ll let you know if we think you can benefit from our care. If we think another healthcare practitioner can better address your sciatica, we’ll let you know that too.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do you get sciatica?

Sciatica is often the result of cumulative damage. Years of poor posture and being overweight can contribute to sciatica. An episode can be triggered by something as simple as bending over to tie your shoes. Spinal deterioration is another culprit.

Can physiotherapy cure sciatica?

Physiotherapy doesn’t cure anything! Only your body can do that. The purpose of physiotherapy is to help your spine work as it should, reducing nerve irritation and restoring your body’s healing ability.

How much physiotherapy will be needed?

Most sciatica patients get good results after weeks or months of care. Naturally, this varies from person to person.

Book an Appointment

If you’re wondering if physiotherapy can help address your sciatica, contact us today to schedule an appointment!