Slump Sciatic Neural Self Mobilisation

This is an instructional video to correctly demonstrate Slump Sciatic Neural Self Mobilisation. This is a common issue that can cause sciatica and it can be useful if this is the case but you should be sure of your diagnosis first, so it is advisable to have an assessment from a Physiotherapist first.

The content in this video is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

Step by Step

  1. This is a good exercise if you have adverse neural tension in your sciatic nerve. Obviously you first need to find out and rectify the origin cause of why the tension is there.
  2. Once this is resolved and you simply have a short or tethered nerve then this exercise can help
  3. Like any exercise you should only do the exercise if it is pain free during, after and the next day. The most that you should feel is a stretch sensation.
  4. Sitting on the edge of a bed, take your chin down to your chest,
  5. Round your upper back and then your lower back to you are slouching severely.
  6. Maintain this position throughout.
  7. Next pull your toes and foot up towards your shin on one leg and then slowly start to straighten your knee until you feel a light stretch.
  8. Once you reach this stretch, slowly bend the knee to take the stretch off.
  9. Now repeat the movement slowly for 20-30 seconds
  10. You should aim to do this 3 times daily.
  11. It may take several months to actually lengthen the nerve significantly, so be patient.

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