Sciatic Neural Mobility Assessment

  • The sciatic nerve supplies many of the muscles of our lower leg through its branches and those innervations.
  • To test its mobility, start in a seated position. From here, clasp your hands behind your back and slump down. Bring your chin down towards your chest and straighten your left leg. From here, bring your toe up towards you and note where you feel tension. Repeat on the other side.
  • Take note of what you feel with this assessment and where you feel it side to side. If you straighten your leg and feel an uncomfortable tension through the back of the leg, stop there and do not worry about bringing the toes up toward you.
  • Prehab Goals & Normative Values: Goal is for this assessment to feel symmetrical side to side.
  • Take the assessment, write down your score, and track your progress throughout the program.

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