Sciatica Physical Therapy Fort Collins, Windsor & Surrounding Cities

Sciatica can be a tricky condition that causes consistent pain through irritation of the nerves in your back and legs. This pain can interfere with activities like walking and running, and can even sometimes hurt when you’re sitting or lying down. If this sounds familiar, consider visiting a physical therapist for your sciatic nerve pain today!

How Sciatica Is Caused

Sciatica is also referred to as sciatic nerve pain, and can happen when the sciatic nerve becomes compressed at the spine, or between the muscles of your hip or thigh. The sciatica nerve exits the spinal cord in your lower back, and extends all the way down to your feet, innervating muscles and providing sensation to a large portion of the leg. When this nerve becomes compressed, often due compression at the spine, tightness of the piriformis muscle (a hip muscle), or a lack of mobility in the nerve. Degeneration in the spine can cause compression of this nerve as the bones tighten around it, or overuse of the hip muscles and lack of a stretching program can also increase sciatic nerve pain. 

Best Treatments for Sciatica

Your physical therapist will perform structure specific tests to determine what treatments for sciatica will be best for you. Some options include a thorough stretching program for the muscles in the hip, leg, and back. With consistent, appropriate stretching, many patients experience relief from sciatic nerve pain very quickly! Your physical therapist may also prescribe specific nerve glides which will help the nerve to move freely through the muscles and fascia, and increase general mobility along the path of the nerve as it travels down your leg. Finally, if your physical therapist notices any postural or movement deviations that may be contributing to the problem, they will help you correct your pattern of movement and posture to decrease the problem and provide long term relief. Visit one of our physical therapists today to find out for yourself the benefits of working with an expert in sciatica pain relief!

Visit Expert Sciatica Physical Therapists in Fort Collins

In Fort Collins, Windsor & the surrounding cities, our highly experienced staff are the foremost experts in reducing and eliminating sciatic nerve pain. If you are looking for a cure for sciatica, give physical therapy a chance at any of our Colorado locations!

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Here’s what some of our patients had to say

I am 100% cured. No more numbness in my fingers. I don’t even need to wear my brace at night anymore. Your recommended equipment and posture changes did the trick. Thanks so much!

five stars Rob, Fort Collins Rob, Fort Collins

Our son was 9+ weeks premature and required physical therapy to help with his gross motor skills. Jessica Albers was our therapist and she was wonderful. She gave us the tools to help our son develop and he is now a very active little two year old. We would recommend Jessica to any parents with…

five stars Aaron Biesemeier Aaron Biesemeier

I was referred to CIM for some calf and Achilles issues a few months after a bad strain. I had the pleasure of working with Derek Haverley to resolve it. Derek took time explaining to me how dry needling could help the situation, the results were amazing. It took about 4-5 sessions of dry needling…

five stars Jill Fox Jill Fox

From the very first treatment with Tim I knew I was on the road to recovery. A combination of dry needling, manipulation, home exercises relieved my chronic leg pain caused by a herniated disk. I was in severe pain and limited mobility for more than 3 years. I’ve had 4 treatments and I’m back on…

five stars Joe Joe

Tim has been helping me deal with various running and cycling injuries for a couple of years. They have included hip, back, calf, and knee issues. The at-home exercises he recommended helped so much, and I am now running and cycling pain free. He also recommended a specific strength training program. I am so grateful…

five stars Sheri Sheri

I was in a horrible car accident and had tried many specialized treatments for pain and pain management for more than a year before it was suggested (by a foot doctor) to have Physical Therapy at CIM. Three months ago I started working with David at the College/Harmony facility. What a difference he has made…

five stars Carol carol

Through a combination of dry needling and exercises, Terry had my lower back pain gone within a few weeks. His approach to care is great — educate the patient, give ’em the necessary tools, and the healing happens.

five stars Chris Ketterman Chris Ketterman

Terry is phenomenal. I’m a runner that has been working on a variety of issues for quite a while and I very recently saw Terry. I’ve had chronic Plantar Fasciitis and Terry has gotten it taken care of. His use of ASTYM has been great and my return to running has been much faster than…

five stars Jim Haselmaier Jim Haselmaier

I worked with John Zapanta this fall for joint pain and had terrific results. I was often amazed with the progress made. John’s personality, talent and enthusiasm regarding my recovery made the process more enjoyable than I would have thought possible. I was impressed that he often would follow up with an e-mail with photos…

five stars Cynthia Coogan Cynthia Coogan

I was referred to Colorado Physical Therapy Specialists and saw John. He was very helpful in easing the pain in my shoulder and gave me exercises to do at home in short increments of time that would fit into my schedule, but would still accomplish the goal. He will listen to any concerns, is very…

five stars Carol Metzner Carol Metzner