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Exercises

On this page, our Physiotherapists at Pure have worked collaboratively to compile a series of exercise rehabilitation plans which we recommend performing at home for help with your recovery.

 

The exercises are categorised in to different stages based on the current symptoms you are experiencing and the level of progress you have made in your recovery and rehabilitation journey.

 

The early programme will help maintain range of motion in the lower back and hips whilst also reducing discomfort. Smooth & continuous movement is recommended. In the intermediate plan, the exercises are progressed to improve range of movement in the lower back and hips, and, to further increase sciatic nerve mobility. Lastly, the advanced programme includes functional, whole body movements which load the spine in controlled way and will develop dynamic core stability to increase robustness. The plan also includes 2 advanced mobility movements for achieving greater flexibility in the lower back and hips.

 

Click this link to be directed to our lower back pain page which also provides an overview of sciatica, which structures are usually involved, precautions to be aware of, and, advice on treatment & how you can manage your symptoms. There are also additional resources available there.

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Link To Video Demonstrations

Please click here to be re-directed to our YouTube channel playlist for video demonstrations of each exercise recommended for sciatica. Ensure you pay attention to the specific level of the exercises you have been prescribed (early, intermediate or advanced) and view only those videos so that you perform the correct exercises.

Please Note

Although these exercises are recommended by us, we advise that you liaise with your Physiotherapist before attempting any exercises you have not been recommended.

 

If you experience continual worsening of pain/symptoms whilst performing any prescribed exercises, we recommended that you stop and contact your Physiotherapist.

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"I was referred to you via the GP on the NHS & you were able to contact me very soon, which was appreciated.
Your service was very professional, you called at the appointed time, you listened & responded. You emailed the specific exercises I need the same day. "
Sian from London
"I have never had acupuncture before and I can't believe the difference it has made for my chronic back pain. I am now able to control the symptoms and have got back my normal life."
Mrs Hacker
"I was told by a previous physio that nothing could be done for my ankle problem and I would never play football again. Having received expert treatment and by following a specific programme, I have returned to 5-a-side once a week."
Mr J Arthur
"I've never know pain like Sciatica. Following a referral made by my doctor, I was seen by a really friendly physiotherapist. I can't believe the difference in 4 sessions - Many thanks."
Miss C White

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