What is Neural Flossing?
Neural flossing, also known as nerve mobilization or nerve gliding, is a technique that is commonly used in physical therapy to relieve symptoms of sciatica. The technique involves gently moving the sciatic nerve in specific ways to help improve its function and alleviate pain. Below we have Dino Lin, one of our senior physiotherapist demonstrating the movement.
Key points before you start neural flossing.
It’s important to note that flossing exercises should be performed gently and within the patient’s pain tolerance. Clinicians will guide the patient to perform the exercises correctly and will also monitor the patient’s progress throughout the treatment.
In addition to neural flossing exercises, physiotherapy for sciatica may also include other techniques such as manual therapy, biomechanical assessment and strengthening to help reduce pain and improve function.
It’s important to note that flossing is only one aspect of a comprehensive physiotherapy treatment plan for sciatica. A physiotherapist will typically use a combination of techniques to address the underlying cause of the sciatica, as well as alleviate symptoms.
What is Sciatica?
Sciatica is often caused by a compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, which can be the result of a herniated disc, blunt trauma or other conditions. Neural flossing is a way to alleviate this compression and improve the movement of the nerve.
Triumph Physio operates in Mount Wellington, Newmarket & Epsom, Auckland. We have qualified Physiotherapist registered under ACC to help your sciatica. For more info call us on 09 526 1448 or book online below