The Health Hub offers holistic physical therapy options & individual treatment programmes for sciatica for effective pain relief & rehabilitation. Call for details.
Thank you for fixing my back after 6 months of working from home on a wooden kitchen chair! I’ve gone from having never seen a Chiropractor before to now making it a regular appointment.
I used to visit Tanya whilst she was working at the Heeler Centre, and was more than happy to continue using her excellent massage services when she moved to the Health Hub. The new venue is fantastic; welcoming, clean, great friendly staff and an excellent location. Of course, Tanya’s therapy skills are the main reason for going. So much so, my partner has now changed to visiting Tanya at the Health Hub and is also highly delighted.
Highly recommend – Sam and Tina at the Health Hub have helped me enormously recently with a back problem and I have been so pleased with the results. Always a friendly smile and professional service at their practice
I’ve been seeing Sam for treatment for a long time (getting on for 15 years). He’s managed to fix issues that allowed me to play rugby on weekends when I otherwise would have to miss out. While the issues he treats now aren’t normally as debilitating, I feel better and more able to train once I’ve seen him. Sam will give you a honest opinion on the best course of action for your injury and will do what he can to get you pain free as quickly as possible. The reception staff are great and it’s a friendly environment.
I see Sam (chiropractor) regularly and he offers a bespoke, caring open minded service. Not only is he highly skilled and professional but he is friendly and knowledgeable without judgement or up selling. Highly recommend. Ive also had a fantastic sports therapy massage from Tina and hope to book in for another soon. Gemma
Absolutely amazing. Cured my muscular lower back pains. Tina is absolutely amazing. Has also given me some great advice for avoidance and general health improvement. Very relaxing and friendly environment. Cannot recommend enough
State of the art new practice, with fantastic treatment rooms and highly skilled staff. Sam Pargeter treated my back and has made a huge difference. Highly recommended.
I couldn’t recommend the Health Hub highly enough…I have been seeing Sam for a while and more recently Tina. During all of my visits I have been very impressed with the depth of knowledge on offer and the extremely professional treatments. The environment is very well presented and is very welcoming. Any issues I’ve visited with have been treated and resolved…I come away feeling brand new
The staff are all lovely, kind and helpful. Lachlan is an excellent osteopath and sorts out my tense muscles and clicking out hip every time. A medical appointment to look forward to! Highly recommended
- What’s the quickest way to relieve Sciatica pain?
Pain management can be achieved with powerful pain relief medication prescribed by your GP, and effective over-the-counter painkillers are also available. Be prepared that these may cause unpleasant side effects. Ice can also be very effective at helping to relieve the pain and make you more comfortable. There are also different treatment modalities that can be used to help alleviate your pain whether that be massage techniques or acupuncture.
- Is it better to rest or exercise with Sciatica?
Sciatica sufferers often find periods of prolonged sitting the most uncomfortable so trying to avoid sitting for too long will certainly help. Again because of the different causes some people may find that staying active with daily physical activities bring relief from pain and tightness in the Sciatic Nerve, however it is essential not to overdo it as often this will make it worse later in the day. Taking periods of time to rest is also important often people will find lying on their side with a pillow between their knees the most comfortable thing to do. You should also be careful to avoid poor posture when sitting or walking, and not walking too fast.
- What are the best exercises for Sciatic pain?
Whilst some exercises and stretches can be very effective for relieving Sciatic pain and helping the healing process, others can make it worse. We wouldn’t generally ever offer generic exercises for sciatica because of the number of possible causes, as again what helps one might aggravate another. Therefore it’s best to work with a physical therapist to decide on the best stretches for your individual needs and to learn the proper technique.
- How can a chiropractor help with Sciatica?
Our chiropractor starts by completing a full case history and assessment where they are looking to identify both the “What” and the Why”. The “What” being the cause of the pain but perhaps the most important is the “Why” which is why the injury occurred. Sometime this is simple such as lifting something to heavy other times it could be restriction elsewhere in the body that has overloaded the injured structure. Once the cause has been established our Chiropractor has a variety of different treatment techniques that they can perform that help take the pressure off the Sciatic Nerve and relieve your pain. They will also give you very clear advice on everything you need to be doing between sessions to ensure you maintain your progress and keep improving.
- How does a physiotherapist help with Sciatica?
Treatment includes manual techniques, acupuncture and gentle, progressive exercises aimed at reducing pain and restoring normal movement. Further into your recovery you will be given stretching exercises for the Sciatic Nerve, as well as exercises aimed at strengthening your lower back and core stability muscles. This is an important part of rehabilitation and can help prevent future recurrences.