• Sciatica

  • jaccifarlow@gmail.com

    Member
    October 17, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    Anyone have any suggestions about treating Sciatica with Rev? This person also has planter fasciitis and chronic headaches upon waking. Her feet are a mess and so no wonder right? Had surgery on a big toe (spurs?) and that toe doesn’t bend. I will start her on slant board soon. Thank you!

  • Eric Hughes

    Administrator
    October 18, 2021 at 11:33 am

    My response will be very similar to my reply with the rotator cuff query. 🙂

    The great thing about RevInMo is that we have a framework where we can objectively work with someone based on their movement and function rather than a medical diagnosis. Sure, they might have sciatica, but it can arise from a number of things.

    Without knowing or seeing this person, my fallback is always going to be:

    – How do they move?

    – In what exercises do they move well, and why?

    – In what exercises are they restricted, and why?

    – How do they respond to movement?

    For more of a cookie-cutter approach, identify which Essential is most needed, have them perform that Essential-based sequence every day for 2 weeks, and then reassess. Perhaps one of the Pelvic Floor Sequences and add in the Slant Board Series somewhere in there.

    • jaccifarlow@gmail.com

      Member
      October 18, 2021 at 7:04 pm

      Noted, thank you!

    • jewelswebster@gmail.com

      Member
      October 23, 2021 at 1:03 pm

      Eric, I want to know that I’m getting what you are saying. Access movement and see which essential is their weakest and do the corresponding pelvic floor sequence. Or are you referring to the foundational sequences?

      I’ve got someone with sciatica…. Is there a specific pelvic floor sequence you would put them through. And are there specific exercises you would leave out?

      • Eric Hughes

        Administrator
        October 27, 2021 at 9:17 am

        I would personally opt for Sequence #1. If a movement is too aggravating for symptoms or difficult for them to achieve, then I’ll move on and make a note for future sessions.

        As a side note — In PF Level 2, you’ll learn how to customize/individualize sequences based on specific needs and movement restrictions.

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