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  • UNDERSTANDING SCIATICA: DOES PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP?

    Sciatica and or herniated disc (HNP) are two common diagnosis that are responsible for back pain at any age. The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the human body. During examination in gross anatomy lab it appeared to look like a very thick semi opaque fiber optic cable. It can measure up to three quarters of an inch in diameter and consists of a bundle of five nerves that branch from the lower portion of the spinal cord.

  • FASCIA AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT FOR YOUR MOVEMENT ROUTINE

    Fascia is a fundamental component in the assessment and treatment of performance, pain and dysfunction. Patients of all age groups and fitness levels may benefit from myofascial release techniques when applied as a part of a complete treatment program.

    Fascia is an interconnected web of collagenous tissue that runs under the skin and surrounds muscles, nerves, and joints at both superficial and deep levels. It is important because it affects motion, coordination and the stability of our bodies. The myofascial system absorbs shock, stores energy, and allows for normal “slide and glide” of the body’s gears beneath the surface.