Soft-tissue therapist, Stuart Hinds explains Sciatica as a symptom of an underlying problem. Sciatica is an umbrella term given to any sort of pain that is caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve; this can include leg pain, sometimes accompanied by tingling, numbness, or weakness.
Soft-tissue therapist, Stuart Hinds explains the sitting Slump test. As a general rule, we apply the Slumptest as a follow-up to the Straight Leg Raise test. Wedo notuse the Slump test as the 'go-to' test when assessing sciatic pain. We will invariably start with the straight leg raise.
Soft-tissue therapist, Stuart Hinds explains how to perform the Pace test to assess sciatic-type pain. Sciatic pain comes in many forms and often involves a number of muscles. The Pace test (for Piriformis) is a good indicator of piriformis efficiency and involvement - and 'Piriformis Syndrome'.